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Japanese AI falls to grandmaster in go match

Grandmaster Cho Chikun defeated DeepZenGo in Tokyo Wednesday.

TOKYO -- Artificial intelligence program DeepZenGo lost a best-of-three match to go master Cho Chikun on Wednesday, but displayed remarkable progress overall.

The AI program, known as Zen for short, was developed by Japanese researchers specifically for playing go -- the traditional strategic board game. It lost the final game of the Tokyo match, its first with no handicap against a professional, despite a strong showing.

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