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S. Korean Go Master Lee Se-dol Drops to AI Player in Final Career Game

S. Korean Go Master Lee Se-dol Drops to AI Player in Final Career Game

SINAN, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Go icon Lee Se-dol closed out his illustrious career on Saturday with a second consecutive loss to home-developed artificial intelligence (AI) program HanDol. HanDol, developed by South Korea’s NHN Entertainment Corp., took down the 36-year-old master after 181 stones in Lee’s final match, held in his hometown [...]

Revenge of Machine: Go Master Lee Se-dol Falls to AI Player

Revenge of Machine: Go Master Lee Se-dol Falls to AI Player

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol dropped a match against home-developed artificial intelligence (AI) program HanDol on Thursday, as his retirement match series became knotted at one game apiece. Lee had defeated HanDol, developed by South Korea’s NHN Entertainment Corp., in Wednesday’s match after opening with a two-stone advantage. [...]

Amateur Go Player to Place Stones for AI Program in S. Korean Master’s Retirement Match

Amateur Go Player to Place Stones for AI Program in S. Korean Master’s Retirement Match

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — When South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol plays his retirement match later Wednesday against an artificial intelligence (AI) program, an amateur player will be behind the computer to place stones. Lee, who famously defeated AlphaGo of Google’s DeepMind in 2016, will be up against HanDol, a program developed by [...]

Go Master Lee Se-dol, the Only Human to Beat AI AlphaGo, Retires

Go Master Lee Se-dol, the Only Human to Beat AI AlphaGo, Retires

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol, who is the only human to score a win against the artificial intelligence (AI) Go player AlphaGo, retired Tuesday. The 36-year-old officially retired from Go competition by submitting his letter of retirement to the Korea Baduk Association, which overseas Go professionals in South [...]

More Baduk Players in Turkey Thanks to S. Korean Drama “Reply 1988”

More Baduk Players in Turkey Thanks to S. Korean Drama “Reply 1988”

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Baduk, the Korean term for the Chinese board game “go”, is experiencing heightened popularity in Turkey, especially among female players.  This was evidenced by the 77-strong female turnout for a baduk tournament hosted at the Middle East Technical University from December 23 to 24. The competition was hosted with [...]

S. Jeolla Eyes Building S. Korea’s 1st Baduk Museum

S. Jeolla Eyes Building S. Korea’s 1st Baduk Museum

MUAN, South Korea, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Jeolla Province in southwestern South Korea will push ahead with a project to build the country’s first museum about the ancient two-person board game Go amid heightened interest in the game, officials of the provincial government said Monday.  The local government, which has designated the town [...]