Myungwan Kim 9p: The strengths and weaknesses of DeepMind AlphaGo

In this video, Myungwan Kim 9p and Andrew Jackson discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the computer Go program DeepMind AlphaGo, with examples from AlphaGo’s recent match with Fan Hui 2p.

In October 2015, AlphaGo played a five game match with Fan Hui and won 5–0. It was the first time a computer Go player had defeated a human professional in an even game.

The news was only recently revealed in a paper published in Nature, on January 27, 2016, and made news headlines around the world.

Strengths and weakness of AlphaGo

You can find more videos with Myungwan and Andrew on the American Go Association’s official Youtube channel.

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Having defeated Fan Hui, AlphaGo has challenged Lee Sedol 9p to a match in March 2016.

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  1. It’s interesting to see how Myungwan’s comments around 40:00 align with Youngil’s comments in his earlier review of the same game. I’d love to know just how obvious these sort of errors are to high-level pros and what this might mean for the upcoming match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol.