Ke Jie, supposedly the best player in the world, wrote:
In a more positive way (?), great old champion Nieh Wei Ping: “Go is not as simple as we thought, there’s still huge room for we humans to explore. (...) Master is sent by the ‘Go God’ to guide humans.”
Some articles (among dozens ! :-)
PS: personally, I am now curious to see how many handicap stones will need an human to beat "Master"
AI definitively far beyond human intelligence: a mysterious bot crushs dozens of pros, including top players
It's over now. For sure. Bots have now become are stronger than humans: on the server "Tygem", a mysterious bot crushed dozens of pros one after the other, among whom top pros like Ke Jie, Iwama Yuta, and Park Junghwan !
The score is... 45-0 at the time I am writing these lines ! (03/01/2016)
Ke Jie, probably the best player in the world, thinks this bot is much better than the AlphaGo version who/which played against Lee Setol in April 2016!
We still do not know bot's identity:
The only reserve: they are all quick games (but still...)
Read more about this here:
Here are the games: http://www.go-baduk-weiqi.de/masterp-schlaegt-go-profis/
PS: one thing is sure: it is not "DeepZen", who/which has been beaten sometimes...even if not often: its score on Tygem is 126-13...
Happy new year (nevertheless ?) !!!!
Things are getting worse, as Belgium team (Lucas +, Nelis -, Gabriel -, Joost -) lost once again, this time against Turkey on 12th of December.
More than ever, Belgium stay in the red zone.
Complete results of the round:
The Korean pair (Kim Sooyoun 6d and Park JongWook 7d) won the 27th International Pair Go Championship, ahead of the Taïwanese couple and the Chinese duo.
Best European pair was Hungary (Rita Pocsai 4d and Pal Balogh 6d), who ended 7th.
This year, Belgium was invited.
Complete results here: http://www.pairgo.or.jp/amateur/27th/players/results_e.htm
Read here very interesting commentary by Fan Hui of the 5 games of the match between Lee Setol and AlphaGo...
For the 1st time in go history, there will be a "World Champion" (...with "Zen" as one of the 4 competitors !)
For the 1st time, a "world champion" will be selected by a specific competition (to be organized in Osaka in March 2017).
There will be 4 competitors: the best player of each of the 3 big countries (South Korea, China, Japan)...and "Zen" defending the AI (Artificial Intelligence) side!
Japanese representative will be Iwama Yuta. Probable players for China will be Ke Jie, and for Korea: Park Junghwan
This will be very exciting!
The participating "big shots" (Bram Vandenbon, 2-dan; Nelis Vets, 2-dan and Kwinten Missiaen, 3-dan) made their way to the final rounds as expected.
Outsiders Joost Vannieuwenhuyse (2-k) and Steven Foulon (4-k) took their chance and also qualified theirselves.
These 5 competitors will join the 5 already qualified players: Lucas Neirynck, François Gonze, Gabriel Mercier, Kevin Prist and Jan Ramon in the final rounds in Mars.
Unlucky Joris Oren (1-k)ended as 6th and is thus 1st reserve.
There were 10 competitors.
PS: surprisingly, Thomas Connor (Belgian champion in 2015) did not participate...
Complete results here: http://www.europeangodatabase.eu/EGD/Tournament_Card.php?&key=T161126F
Cho Chi Kun managed to win his match against the computer "Zen" by 2-1.
(not yet updated with the 3rd game, which is commented here:
Meanwhile, I read "Zen" has climbed to nr 1 on KGS.
On 22th of November, Belgium (Gerald +, Lucas -, Nelis +, Gabriel -) obtained its 1st point by making a draw against Switzerland.
Note the reinforcement by Gerald Westhoff (ex-European top Dutch player, now living in Ghent) and the defeat of Lucas by a tiny 2,5 pts...
Detail of the round here:
Present standings here:
We are in the red zone (with a risk of demotion to the C league), but there are still many rounds to come...