Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Game. Set. Match. Google's DeepMind 4 Lee Se-dol 1 (Legendary Go player)

Click here and here on the gist of the outcome.

Comments From the Compass Desk
Does the outcome of the event matter?  Click here for one's perspective and here for another perspective.

Regardless of the results, this was a learning experience for both sides.
Man learns that they must be able to manage the pressure of stress when competing against a machine. On the other side, the Deep Mind team learned the importance of anticipating the unorthodox in a near-predictable setting like a Go (weiqi) gameboard.

Some people might considered that the Deep Mind  had the superior advantage in spite of the situation. 

Based on the amount of the computing power, was it a fair match?  ... 

Second Thoughts 
Will an AI-driven machine possesses the strategic advantage over man in all near- predictable situations?  

It depends on the configuration of one's situation.   By focusing on the singularity, the mindfully aware strategist might be able to identify the positive exception that could give him an strategic advantage.

Futurists have already predicted the irreversible decline of blue collar jobs through global outsourcing and robots in the next 10 years. With AI as the force multiplier, the rate of declining blue collar jobs will increase.

Why is Go is Superior to chess?
"Chess only has around 10 to the power of 60 possible ways a game can be played, compared to 10 to the power of 700 possible scenarios in Go.  ..."   -  Information Age

"Go is to Chess, what chess is to double entry accounting" - Trevanyan's book - Shibumi

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