Update from 2017. After a year since the series, there are multiple top level A.I that can beat pros. I just want to point out the mindset is vastly different back then and now. The odds are heavily stacked against A.I back when AlphaGo just started.
Of course now I see its silly to compare... akin to a runner racing a formula one race car... I don't really think its arrogance or conceit that Go players think their game couldn't be beat back then. We have no such illusions, its just that we expected it in another 10 or even 100 years due to the span and vastness of the game's dimension.
I know this video gives some people ill feelings but it is not my intention, I just wish to input some narrative and human insight into a game I love. Cheers!
A Beautiful Mind
The Go Master
Flicflac – Hope
Celldweller - The Wings of Icarus
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