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2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world number one

May 29, 2017 - 4:38 PM

AlphaGo defeats brash 19 year old world number one Ke Jie of China on Saturday to sweep a 3 game series

ALPHAGO WINS. China's 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie reacts during the second match against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, eastern China's Zhejiang province on May 25, 2017.  Photo by AFP

Google's AlphaGo program beats top human Go player

May 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Google and DeepMind s AlphaGo wins the first game against the world number one in a best of 3 series of Go games

A GAME OF GO. AlphaGo takes on and teams up with some of the world's best players. Screenshot from DeepMind website.

Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED The win is vindication for AlphaGo s creators DeepMind who tout the program as a new form of artificial intelligence AI capable of intuitive thought and with wide ranging real world applications

DEFEAT. Lee Se-Dol puts his palm to his face after the final match against AlphaGo. Screen shot from YouTube.

Human Go champ scores surprise victory over supercomputer

Mar 13, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Lee Se Dol thrashes AlphaGo after a nail biting match that lasts nearly 5 hours

Rise of the machines: Keep an eye on AI, say experts

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:54 AM

Experts say the AlphaGo program s defeat of a Go grandmaster shows that AI was progressing faster than widely thought – a highly symbolic moment in humanity s quest to create smart machines

ALPHAGO WINS AGAIN. AlphaGo takes a third win against Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol. Screen shot from YouTube.

Game over! Computer wins series against Go champion

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The program AlphaGo secures a third victory in the five match series over Lee Se Dol – one the ancient game s greatest modern players with 18 international titles to his name

ALPHAGO WINS AGAIN. AlphaGo takes a third win against Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol. Screen shot from YouTube.

AI beats human Go grandmaster... again

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED The 33 year old must prevail in all 3 remaining matches – held on Saturday Sunday and Tuesday – to win the series that has a cash prize of 1 million

LEE SEDOL. Lee Sedol prepares to answer questions at his second post-game press conference. Screen shot from YouTube.

Computer draws first blood in clash with Go grandmaster

Mar 09, 2016 - 2:42 PM

UPDATED After about 3 1 2 hours of play Lee one of the greatest players of the ancient board game in the modern era resigns when it becomes clear the AlphaGo computer took an unassailable lead

Lee Se-Dol, a legendary South Korean player of Go - a board game widely played for centuries in East Asia - speaks during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul on March 8, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Game over? New AI challenge to human smarts

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:33 PM

This week one test of how far Artificial Intelligence AI has come will happen in Seoul: a 5 day battle between man and machine for supremacy in the 3 000 year old Chinese board game Go

MAN AND MACHINE TO BATTLE. South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-dol (C) poses for the camera with Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt (R) and Demis Hassabis (L), co-founder of Google DeepMind, AlphaGo developer, during a prematch briefing in a Seoul hotel in Seoul, South Korea, 08 March 2016, a day before the start of the human-computer showdown between Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

Computer beats human champ in complex board game

Jan 28, 2016 - 9:57 AM

A computer defeating a professional human player at the 3 000 year old Chinese board game known as Go was thought to be about a decade off – until now

ANCIENT GAME. A game of Go. Frame grab courtesy Nature