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What did AlphaGo do to beat the strongest human Go player?

by Tobias Pfeiffer

Published October 25, 2016 in Programming

This year AlphaGo shocked the world by decisively beating the strongest human Go player, Lee Sedol. An accomplishment that wasn't expected for years to come. How did AlphaGo do this? What algorithms did it use? What advances in AI made it possible? This talk will briefly introduce the game of Go, followed by the techniques and algorithms used by AlphaGo to answer these questions.