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A screen displays the match featuring Chinese Go grand master Ke Jie against Google DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence programme. The machine won the first of three matches after four and half hours, pulling off several surprise moves. sPhoto: EPA

AlphaGo wins first match of three against human with surprise move

AlphaGo, the computer programme developed by Google’s DeepMind labs, has scored its first victory in a three-game match against the world’s top player of Go, extending the machine’s edge over humanity in a contest to redraw the boundary between human intelligence and the artificial varie