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Go Players Excited About ‘More Humanlike’ AlphaGo Zero

Go Players Excited About ‘More Humanlike’ AlphaGo Zero

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Go players are reacting rather positively to reports of AlphaGo Zero, with high-profile figures like Lee Se-dol expressing excitement and saying the new AI would stimulate young Go players. Researchers from Google DeepMind, who also invented artificial intelligence-based Go player AlphaGo in 2016, published a research paper on [...]

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 [...]

Go Master Lee Se-dol Visits Dokdo

Go Master Lee Se-dol Visits Dokdo

DOKDO, South Korea, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Se-dol, a professional Go master who recently confronted Google’s deep-learning computer program AlphaGo, visited Dokdo, a disputed island in Korea’s East Sea on Thursday. Accompanied by singer Kim Jang-hoon, Lee’s visit was a part of a charity event to promote the game. The parties arrived at the [...]

LG’s History of Bad Marketing Continues at Epic Go Match

LG’s History of Bad Marketing Continues at Epic Go Match

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics has been criticized for another misplaced marketing agenda following the epic match between professional Go player Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo. Lee wore a shirt that had the characters ‘G5’ embroidered on the sleeve. The G5 is expected to be the next smartphone to be launched by Lee’s long time [...]

S. Korean Go Master Impressed by Google Programmer playing for AI

S. Korean Go Master Impressed by Google Programmer playing for AI

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol said Wednesday he was impressed by the machine-like behavior of a Google programmer who was placing stones for the artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo during the historic man-versus-computer tournament. Lee left for a vacation on Jeju Island with his wife and daughter earlier in the day [...]

Google AI Beats S. Korean Go Master to Close the Tournament 4-1

Google AI Beats S. Korean Go Master to Close the Tournament 4-1

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – There was no mercy from the machine. Google‘s artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo beat South Korean Go champ Lee Se-dol in their final Go match on Tuesday, taking the five-round Go tournament with a score of 4-1.  At the fifth man-versus-computer showdown in Seoul, AlphaGo, the AI designed by Google’s London-based firm [...]