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Mysterious ‘Go’ Master Who’s Been Destroying World’s Top Players Was a Google AI All Along

Go, a strategy board game which originated from China more than 2,500 years ago, has relatively simple rules, but with very complex gameplay in the same class as Chess. The game, which is still currently played globally, has recently found a formidable player in the form of an artificial intelligence program — Google’s AlphaGo.

Last year, in March, the AI made history by beating one of the world’s best Go players, Korea’s Lee Sedol in a landslide 4-1 victory.