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[Seattle Go Center] Lee Sedol aka "John Henry" vs AlphaGo Program Tuesday March 8

Dear Members,


The first game between the Alphabet (Google Deepmind) AlphaGo Program and Lee Sedol 9P will happen in Korea on March 9; that will be Tuesday, March 8 Seattle time.  We plan to watch it at the Go Center with our video projector.  The game starts at 8 p.m., and is expected to run 4 or 5 hours. Dennis Wheeler will be the host.


We did something similar for the Jubango between Lee Sedol and  Gu Li in 2014, although those games were longer.  It was great fun.  You can also play casual games at the same time.


Lee Sedol 9P, winner of the Jubango, and representing the human race,  is confident that he can beat the version of AlphaGo that beat the 2 dan pro Fan Hui in October of last year.  The big question is: how much has AlphaGo improved since then?


Here is the Harry Belafonte version of “John Henry”



There will be a total of five games over a period of a week.  We plan to watch all of them.  Please check our calendar for the dates:









Brian  Allen

General Manager, Seattle Go Center

Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West

700 NE 45th Street

Seattle WA  98105

206 545-1424 (Go Center)

206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)

206 632-1122 (Office at Home)

manager@seattlego.org (e-mail)

www.seattlego.org (website)


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