DeepMind's Go-playing artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo in May will play against top Chinese Go player Ke Jie in a three-game match in China about a year after AlphaGo defeated a South Korean champion.
In addition, AlphaGo will participate in games involving both humans and AIs. DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis says in the "Pair Go" match, one Chinese professional player will oppose another but they will both have their own AlphaGo collaborator alternating moves, "to take the concept of 'learning together' quite literally."
AlphaGo also will compete against a team of five top Chinese professional players, whom Hassabis says will be "working together to test AlphaGo's creativity and adaptability to their combined style."
AlphaGo already has played Ke and others in unofficial online matches, and Hassabis says the official, full-length games in China should test the program's mettle and help train it to improve strategy.
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