SHANGHAI, APRIL 27. / TASS /. The world champion in the game of checkers (Chinese name – Weiqi) Ke Jie, who lost in May, 2017 to the computer program AlphaGo, on Friday again will try to take over the artificial intelligence. According to the Shanghai Information Portal "Pengpai", this time his opponent will be the Chinese program Golaxy, developed by the company "Zhongke Tianji".

The match will be held in the afternoon in Fuzhou (eastern Fujian province). The prize fund of the confrontation between man and machine is determined at a rate of 1 million yuan (about $ 158 thousand). This time, unlike the match with AlphaGo, there will be only one show game.

After focusing attention of the public not only in China, but also abroad last match with the program developed by Google DeepMind AlphaGo Ke Jie declared that he would never again try to beat artificial intelligence. "Then it seemed to me that there was no more sense in playing with artificial intelligence. Now I am taking this ban for myself and I will never say that I’m not going to play with artificial intelligence anymore. I believe that this is another challenge to myself", local media lead the words of Ke Jie before the match.

Ke Jie was born in 1997 in Lishui City (Eastern Province of Zhejiang), he started playing at 5 years old, and in 2007 he won his first national championship in China. Currently, he is the owner of the ninth game for this game and tops the list of the best players in the world according to the Go Ratings. In 2015, after winning his first international title, Ke Jie became the youngest world champion in the game of go. In May 2017, Ke Jie tried to beat the AlphaGo program, but failed in all three matches held in Wuzhen (eastern Zhejiang province).

Go is one of the most common logical board games in the world. It is one of the five basic disciplines of the main competition in intellectual sports – the World Intellectual Games. It is believed that she develops both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, trains the analytical and intuitive skills of a person. In the event of a victory over AlphaGo, Ke Jie’s prize was to be $ 1.5 million.


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