« Aujourd’hui, nous apprenons avec l’intelligence artificielle que des machines peuvent nous dépasser intellectuellement. Or, dans ce cas, le déni est une attitude historique. Et la réaction des Chinois ne fait que rejouer en miroir celle que l’on prête à l’épouse de l’évêque de Worcester quand on lui expliqua en 1860 les thèses toutes nouvelles de Darwin ‘S’il est vrai que l’homme descend du singe, pourvu que cela ne se sache pas.' » – Xavier de La Porte.
« It appears the government was concerned that 19-year-old Ke, who lost the first of three scheduled games by a razor-thin half-point margin, might have suffered a more damaging defeat that would hurt the national pride of a state which holds Go close to its heart ».
« The progress AI is making is far beyond our imagination. […]. I believe the future belongs to AI. But AlphaGo will always be a cold machine. Compared to human, I can’t feel its passion and love for Go. Well, its passion might only come from overheating with the CPU running too fast ». – Ke Jie
Gu Li, as quoted by Hassabis, was a lot more philosophical about his loss to the new version of AlphaGo: « Together, humans and AI will soon uncover the deeper mysteries of Go. » Gu Li is referring to the fact that AlphaGo plays Go quite differently from humans, placing stones that completely confound human players at first—but upon further analysis these strategies become a « divine move. » While there’s almost no chance that a human will ever beat AlphaGo again, human players can still learn a lot about the game itself by watching the AI play.
After an extraordinarily close contest, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has beaten Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top players, in the first game of their historic five-game match at Seoul’s Four Seasons hotel.