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China (Wuzhen): The Future of Go Summit – Alphago vs. Ke Jie (23-27 May 2017)

In early spring 2016  Google’s AlphaGo AI -based on DeepMind’s AI technology- played a historic series of matches against Lee Sedol. Lee is an 18-time world champion in Go. This year, after many requests from the Go community, Google plans to pit the AlphaGo AI against Ke Jie, the world’s current no. 1 player.

The-future-of-Go-Summet-Wuzhen-230502017-1Now to read since yesterday on  Deepmind’s website by Demis Hassabis (Co-Founder & CEO): “From May 23-27, we’ll collaborate with the China Go Association and Chinese Government to bring AlphaGo, China’s top Go players, and leading A.I. experts from Google and China together in Wuzhen, one of the country’s most beautiful water towns, for the “Future of Go Summit.

The summit will feature a variety of game formats involving AlphaGo and top Chinese players, specifically designed to explore the mysteries of the game together.

The games will include:

  1.     “Pair Go” — A game where one Chinese pro will play against another…except they will both have their own AlphaGo teammate, alternating moves, to take the concept of ‘learning together’ quite literally.
  2.     “Team Go” — A game between AlphaGo and a five-player team consisting of China’s top pro players, working together to test AlphaGo’s creativity and adaptability to their combined style.
  3.     “Ke Jie vs AlphaGo” — The centerpiece of the event  will be a classic 1:1 match of three games between AlphaGo and the world’s number one player, Ke Jie, to push AlphaGo to (…perhaps beyond!) its limits.

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