Google AlphaGo Beats World Champions, 60 to 0

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

AlphaGo played 60 games against world's top champions from China, Korea, Japan, on the internet, and won all. Quite intriguing the power of neural networks. The thing with neural networks is, we learn nothing. Can't explain nothing. 〔►see Artificial Neural Network is Nasty

Of strategic games such as go, there is basically only one best move. “Style” is simply a emergent phenomenon. Having a style means sub-optimal play.

“emergent phenomenon” is kinda wishy-washy concept. because almost everything can be thought of “emergent”.

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watching alphago defeats top champions is amazing. It played many moves that'd be considered silly, moves that pro players would never play. It means, human knowledge of go strategy has lots holes.

AlphaGo plays very simple moves. Never flashy, never into fights. Pro players feel like, they never made mistakes, but by-and-by, they just lost.

Beating world's top champions 60 to 0 is an impossible feat. Though, the games are played with 3 times 30 seconds timing. (meaning, each player has 30 seconds to make each move. If you passed time limit, you have another 30 seconds. This is allowed to happen 3 times.) Under fast games, computer have advantage. The pro players cannot properly exercise their strength.


AlphaGo Games List

#01 2016-12-29 Magist vs NN

English, video, Tyler Oyakawa ~3D

#02 2016-12-29 Magist vs NN

English, video, Tyler Oyakawa ~3D Who is Master(P) #2

#03 2016-12-29 NN vs Magist

#04 2016-12-29 Magist vs Xie Erhao

#05 2016-12-29 Yu Zhiying vs Magist

AlphaGo - Whatever You Do Is Wrong. First segment, AlphaGo (black) vs Yu Zhiying 於之莹, #05, played on 2016-12-29, starts at 4:10. Second segment, AlphaGo (black) vs Fang Tingyu 范廷钰, #27, played on 2016-12-31, starts at 19:35.

The commentator is Brady Daniels ~3d.

Yu Zhiying 於之莹 is ranked 73 currently, world's best female player.

Fang Tingyu 范廷钰 is ranked 23.

#06 2016-12-29 Li Xiangyu vs Magist

#07 2016-12-29 NN vs Magist

#08 2016-12-29 Magist vs Han Yizou

#09 2016-12-29 Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 vs Magist

“1 泰哥网络自战解说2017年第1期 回顾与 Master 的第一局” Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 vs Magist

#10 2016-12-30 Magist vs Meng Tailing 孟泰龄

“泰哥网络自战解说2017年第2期 回顾与 Master 的第二、三局” Magist vs Meng Tailing 孟泰龄.

#11 2016-12-30 Master vs NN

#12 2016-12-30 Master vs NN

English, video, Tyler Oyakawa ~3D Who is Master(P)? #3

#13 2016-12-30 Master vs atomy

#14 2016-12-30 Yan Zaiming vs Master

#15 2016-12-30 Magister vs Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓

#16 2016-12-30 Master vs Lian Xiao 连笑

#17 2016-12-30 Master vs Lian Xiao 连笑

#18 2016-12-30 Ke Jie 柯洁 vs Master (black)

“让四路肩冲流行起来: Master (black) 带我们感受新时代围棋 Master vs 吻别 (柯洁)”
English, video, Haylee 3p, Haylee's World of Go/Baduk, AlphaGo's Online Game Review 1 vs Ke Jie 柯洁,

#English, text comments in SGF viewer, 6d, https://gokibitz.com/kifu/S16_4wYrg

#19 2016-12-30 Master vs Ke Jie 柯洁

English, video, Haylee 3p, Haylee's World of Go/Baduk, AlphaGo's Online Game Review 2 vs Ke Jie 柯洁,

#20 2016-12-30 Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓 vs Master

“开局连爬二路 Master 再次颠覆人类认知” Master (black) vs Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓 (Korean top player)

#English translated SGF, http://lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=215719#p215719

#21 2016-12-31 Master vs Chen Yaoye 陳耀燁

#22 2016-12-31 Master vs Chen Yaoye 陳耀燁

#23 2016-12-31 Kim Jiseok 김지석 金志錫 vs Master

English, video, Tyler Oyakawa ~3d(?), Who is Master(P)? #5 vs Kim Jiseok 김지석 金志錫

#24 2016-12-31 Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓 vs Master

#25 2016-12-31 Master vs Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓

#26 2016-12-31 Lee Dong-hun vs Master

English, video, Dwyrin 5d, AlphaGo vs Tygem vs An 8p Falls to Master(P),

#27 2016-12-31 Fang Tingyu 范廷钰 vs Master

English, video, Brady Daniels ~3d,

#28 2016-12-31 Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 vs Master

#29 2016-12-31 Master vs Mi Yuting

“大雪崩外拐定式的新手 芈昱廷 Mi Yuting 九段与您一起回顾与 Master 的对局” Master vs Mi Yuting.

English translation, Mi Yuting 9p with Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 6p, Text in SGF viewer in Forum, http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=215654#p215654

#30 2016-12-31 Master vs Tang Weixing 唐韦星

“开局精彩的组合拳 唐韦星九段与您一起回顾与 Master 的对局.” Tang Weixing 唐韦星.

#31 2017-01-01 Li Qincheng vs Master

#32 2017-01-02 Master vs Gu Li 古力

#33 2017-01-02 Gu Li 古力 vs Master

#34 2017-01-02 Dang Yifei vs Master

#35 2017-01-02 Master vs Jiang Weijie

#36 2017-01-02 Gu Zihao vs Master

#37 2017-01-02 Park Yeong-hun 朴永训 vs Master

#38 2017-01-02 Tuo Jiaxi vs Master

#39 2017-01-02 Iyama Yuta 井山裕太 vs Master

“小小林圍棋講座230:Alphago 強化版 Master(P) 大戰日本第一人七冠王 井山裕太 (jpgo01)” AlphaGo (black) vs Iyama Yuta 井山裕太 (Japan top player)

#40 2017-01-02 Master vs Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 (black)

“泰哥网络自战解说2017年第3期 回顾与 Master 的第四局.” Meng Tailing 孟泰龄 (black) vs Master.

#41 2017-01-02 Master vs Kim Ji-seok

#42 2017-01-03 Yang Dingxin vs Master

#43 2017-01-03 Kang Dong-yun 姜东润 vs Master

#44 2017-01-03 Master vs An Sung vs joon

#45 2017-01-03 Shi Yue 时越 vs Master

#46 2017-01-03 Master vs Lian Xiao 连笑

#47 2017-01-03 Tan Xiao vs Master 檀啸

#48 2017-01-03 Master vs Park Junghwan 박정환 朴廷桓

#49 2017-01-03 Master vs Weon Seongjin 元晟溱

#50 2017-01-03 Master vs Ke Jie 柯洁

“小小林圍棋講座番外篇: LIVE 直播-圍棋不敗之神 Master (Alphago更加強大板) 大戰人類第一人柯潔.” Ke Jie 柯洁 vs Master.
Master vs Ke Jie 柯洁 (black) commentator is Simon Janin (3D).

#51 2017-01-04 Master vs Zhou Junxun

#52 2017-01-04 Master vs Fan Tingyu 范廷钰

#53 2017-01-04 Huang Yunsong vs Master

#54 2017-01-04 Nie Weiping 聶衛平 vs Master (black)

“小小林圍棋講座232: Alphago 強化版 Master(P) 大戰中國棋聖 聶衛平” Master (black) vs Nie Weiping 聶衛平.

#55 2017-01-04 Master vs Chen Yaoye 陳耀燁

#56 2017-01-04 Cho Han-seung vs Master

#57 2017-01-04 Shin Jin-seo vs Master

#58 2017-01-04 Master vs Chang Hao

#59 2017-01-04 Zhou Ruiyang 周睿羊 vs Master

#60 2017-01-04 Master vs Gu Li 古力


the following two videos i haven't fount which game it is yet.

“现场感受大师的强大 耀烨 联合 泰哥 合力对付 Master.” Chen Yaoye 陳耀燁.
“小小林圍棋講座 231: Alphago 強化版 Master(P) 大戰中國世界冠軍 陳耀燁 Chen Yaoye” Chen Yaoye 陳耀燁.

links

go ranking of best players https://www.goratings.org/

AlphaGo games. http://senseis.xmp.net/?AlphaGo