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The makers from Google DeepMind challenged Lee Sedol, the World Champion Go, to a match. This match will be eagerly anticipated by Go players and machine learning researchers. Discussion event on the outcome organised by Amsterdam Data Science and the UvA/VU Master AI programme.

Science Park 904
Science Park 904

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam

A recent Nature article announced that the AI software AlphaGo had beaten the European Go Champion Fan Hui by 5-0 last October. The makers from Google DeepMind then challenged the World Go Champion Lee Sedol to a match (prize money 1 million dollars). This match will be played from 09 - 15 March, and is eagerly anticipated by Go players and machine learning researchers, often with opposing opinions on the outcome. Organised by Amsterdam Data Science and the UvA/VU Master AI programme. For people familiar with Machine Learning, but new to Go.

Two games will already have been played by then so we may have an inkling of the match outcome…

Programme

  • Dr. Leo Dorst (UvA-IvI): The Background on Go. What is it and why is it hard for humans and machines?
  • Professor Max Welling (UvA-IvI): Machine Learning Techniques & AlphaGo
  • Videos of pro Go players: Evaluation of their game strengths & weaknesses
  • Forum discussion
  • ‘Borrel' enlivened by instructive demonstrations from the Amsterdam Go Club

Please register here:

 

 

Further info:

AlphaGo / Google DeepMind

AlphaGo v Lee Sedol match schedule