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By Ma Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2016-07-19 10:45Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Googles artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the second day of Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]AlphaGo is now the worlds No 1 Go player, toppling humans dominance in the game for thousands of years.According to the latest ranking of GoRating, AlphaGo replaced Chinese player Ke Jie Monday to become the worlds No 1 Go player, the first non-human to win the honor.AlphaGo replaces Chinas Ke Jie to become worlds No 1 Go player.AlphaGo is an artificial intelligence Go-playing program designed by Google DeepMind, a British artificial intelligence company.It beat South Korean Go master Lee Sedol by 4 to 1 in a challenge match in March, causing a sensation around the world.Rumors said AlphaGo would face off against Ke Jie after winning the game against Lee. But this was denied by DeepMind co-founder Demis Hassabis later.
According to GoRating rules, a players score on the list will change according to that of his opponent. For example, AlphaGo will see its score going up if Lee Sedols score increases.Defeating a human Go master is not the only thing the AI can achieve. DeepMind also plans to apply its AI technology to improve human well-being, including promoting healthcare in cooperation with the National Healthcare Service.
The success of AlphaGo drew global attention to AI, a sector attracting increasing investment.Global AI revenue is expected to reach 119 billion yuan ($18.1 billion) in 2020, with an annual growth rate of 19.7 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by consulting firm iResearch.China will develop new AI sectors and promote key AI innovation projects in the next three to five years, according to an internet and AI development guide released by the National Development and Reform Commission on May 23.The authority said Chinas AI market was projected to reach a trillion-yuan level by 2018.PhotoSnow storm hits XinjiangOver 1,000 police dogs serve in criminal investigation in BeijingWest Lake in riot of colors after winter rainIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyTen photos from around China: Nov 4-10Chinas new generation: Hopes, dreams and aspirationsLatestIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyMessage on a bottle: Mineral water company launches drive to find missing childrenSun Yat-sen champion of national integrity, unity: XiFour killed, two injured after house collapses in C ChinaCross-Straits forum held to commemorate Sun Yat-senState Council NewsChina seeks to replicate FTZ reform trials nationwidePremier Li visits four Eurasian countriesExclusiveIs it a thing? 10 odd jobs where you can make good moneyChinas new generation: Hopes, dreams and aspirationsHow intra-Party supervision is carried outEditors picksPlaying the waiting gameSnow leopards caught on cameraTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from around China: Nov 4-10SpecialSixth plenum of 18th CPC Central CommitteeShenzhou XI: New frontiers, new milestoneBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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