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Mystery online Go player revealed to be Google AI

Sebastian Anthony at Ars Technica on the return of Google’s AlphaGo:

DeepMind’s AlphaGo is back, and it’s been secretly crushing the world’s best Go players over the past couple of weeks. The new version of the AI has played 51 games online and won 50 of them, including a victory against Ke Jie, currently the world’s best human Go player. Amusingly, the 51st game wasn’t even a loss; it was drawn after the Internet connection dropped out.

Now I’m going to assume when an anonymous player beats me at anything online that it’s a robot. Heck, sometimes in real life too.