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Man Falls to Machine in First Game of Champion Match at Go

By Yang Ge and Coco Feng
Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player,  reflects during his match on Tuesday against AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence computer owned by Google. Photo: IC
Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player, reflects during his match on Tuesday against AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence computer owned by Google. Photo: IC

(Beijing) — Hubris took a back seat on Tuesday in the historical canal town of Wuzhen, as the reigning world champion at the ancient board game of Go kicked off a three-game match against a machine that is undefeated in its brief lifetime.

At the end of day one, man was no match for machine as Chinese national Ke Jie lost the first game to AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence (AI) computer owned by internet giant Google, in about four hours.

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