I think maybe the game ended.
Wow, I think you're right! Wow! Wow, wow, wow!
Google's AlphaGo computer software beat its human opponent on Wednesday in the first of a historic five-game match between human and computer at the ancient Chinese board game of Go. The software took on South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol, who has won 18 world championships since becoming a professional Go player at the age of 12. The contest was reminiscent of the 1997 chess match, in which IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer beat then world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
Google 的 AlphaGo 電腦軟體在星期三擊敗人類對手，贏得人類和電腦在古老中國桌遊「圍棋」歷史性五戰對抗賽首場的勝利。AlphaGo 軟體對上南韓圍棋冠軍李世乭，他自十二歲成為職業棋手後得過十八次世界冠軍。這次比賽令人想到 1997 年的西洋棋對抗，那場比賽中 IBM 的超級電腦「深藍」打敗當時的世界西洋棋棋王 Garry Kasparov。
Since then, the really big remaining, sort of, Holy Grail, if you like, has been Go. In chess, the number of possible moves is about 20 for the average position, and Go is about 200.
Both human and computer made some mistakes throughout the game, which lasted over three hours. Sedol said, "A mistake I made at the very beginning lasted until the very last."
We have an estimate of how strong a program is. Of course you never know when you play a human player, they do all sorts of very interesting, creative things that your program's not necessarily do. So there's always an unknown.
The victory is considered a breakthrough for artificial intelligence, showing the program, developed by Google DeepMind, has mastered one of the most creative and complex games ever devised. This is not the first time that the software has won at Go. In January, AlphaGo was pitched against European champion Fan Hui in a closed-door match. AlphaGo won all five rounds. The remaining four matches will be played by Tuesday.
這場勝利被視為人工智慧的突破，顯示出由 Google DeepMind 研發的程式已經掌握了史上最具巧思且複雜的遊戲之一。這並非 AlphaGo 第一次在圍棋比賽獲勝。一月時，AlphaGo 和歐洲圍棋冠軍樊麾在一場閉門比賽中對弈。AlphaGo 五場全勝。剩下的四場對戰會在週二前進行。
- 「較量、接受(挑戰)」- Take On
The software took on South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol, who has won 18 world championships since becoming a professional Go player at the age of 12.