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Humanity has been granted one last attempt to beat its artificially intelligent overlords: Ke Jie, the world’s top-ranked Go player, will face down against DeepMind’s AlphaGo in China in a three-game match starting May 23.
The odds are not good for Ke Jie: back in January AlphaGo secretly played 51 online matches against some of the world’s best players, including Ke Jie, and didn’t lose a single one.
Still, as Homo sapiens‘ last redoubt against in silico domination, he has to try.
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