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To Beat Go Champion, Google's Program Needed a Human Army


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Lee Se-dol, Korea

Lee Se-dol, a professional Go player from South Korea, was smiling amid other players despite losing four of five games against a Google computer program called AlphaGo.

Credit: Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press

Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue beat the world grandmaster Garry Kasparov, I wrote an article about why humans would long remain the champions in the game of Go.

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