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 over Chinese Go master with ability to surprise

The match, considered a benchmark in measuring the encroachment by artificial intelligence on human endeavours, is an important milestone for technology companies and China.

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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
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Meng Jing

Meng Jing

Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.