Humans strike back: Korean Go master bests AI in board game bout

After Google's AlphaBrain artificial intelligence beat one of South Korea's best Go players earlier this year, we humans get a second chance at glory.

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Earlier this year, machine triumphed over man when Google's AlphaGo defeated South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol in a five-match series. Now, us humans get our revenge.

Deep Zen Go was pitched against Korean master Cho Chikun in a three game set of the chess-like Go, with the showdowns taking place between November 19 and 23.

The first win went to 60-year-old Cho and the second to the A.I. Cho pulled out the victory in the rubber match, defeating the computer challenger on the 167th move, reports the Jiji Press.

But don't savour the victory too much, humans.

Deep Zen Go "suffered a crushing defeat today," the AI's creator Hideko Kato told the publication before adding "I know exactly what needs to be fixed."