Ke Jie probably doesn't have as much to worry about as truck-drivers and taxi-hacks but the commentary surrounding his battle against AlphaGo is fascinating. Ke said, "Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played. But this year, it became like the God of Go." Other Go experts noted that, against other human opponents, Ke had begun to use AlphaGo's strategies in his own play. Ke explained that AlphaGo had revealed that many long-held assumptions about risks in the game were wrong. Could this be the first sign of creativity from a computer, learning new pathways from playing against itself?
For the second game in a row, a Google computer program called AlphaGo beat the world's best player of what many consider the world's most sophisticated board game. AlphaGo is scheduled to play its human opponent, the 19-year-old Chinese prodigy Ke Jie, one more time on Saturday in the best-of-three contest