In Wuzhen, China, on Thursday, Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence beat the world's best (human) Go player in their second consecutive match, making the computer program the current champion of humanity's most complex game.
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Humanity could really use a win right now, and the latest test comes out of China, where a teenager named Ke Jie -- the world's best player of the ancient game Go -- is taking on Google's ultra powerful AlphaGo computer program. Unfortunately for us humans, it's not looking great so far.
Google's AlphaGo made history last year by becoming the first machine to defeat a top-ranked human Go player. It was an important AI milestone, but AlphaGo isn't getting off that easily. Next month, the expert system will partake in a five-day tournament that will pit it against China's top Go players -- including Ke Jie, the world's best player. Humans, the time for our redemption is at hand!