AlphaGo goes Pro?

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Jan 272016
 

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Google Deepmind‘s AlphaGo has beaten Fan Hui 5-0. It seems they’re not done yet though, as they have issued a challenge to Lee Sedol for a match in March.

The BGA have posted a writeup with links to news posts and videos on Nature.
The AGA has an article which includes the game records.
Discover have a blog entry on why we should be playing poker instead.
And of course, Google themselves have provided some context.

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The IGA has posted a video of RTE’s coverage, including guest appearances by two of the local Dublin players. Sure, ye’re famous now lads!

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Cian recommended a synopsis of Myungwan Kim 9p’s analysis of the games on reddit

AGM this weekend

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Jan 132016
 

The Irish Go Association’s AGM will take place this Saturday January 16th at 5pm in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, after the last round of the Top 8 tournament. The current agenda items are:
1. New venue for Dublin Go club.
2. Executive positions.

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Carol Wins Irish Women’s Championship

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Jan 132016
 

The Irish Women’s Championship was been decided in a nail-bitingly close match between Carol Doyle and Michele Renaut over the weekend. In the end, Carol won out by just 6.5 points. Well done to all ladies who participated this year, and we look forward to rematches next year!

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Registration Open for 2016 Confucius Cup

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Jan 102016
 

Registration is now open for the 2016 Irish Confucius Cup occurring the weekend of March 4th-6th in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. First prize for both the Go and Chinese Chess tournaments will be €1,000! Full details are available here.