Computer wins 3-0 series victory over S. Korean Go grandmaster

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Seoul (AFP)

A Google-developed computer programme took an unassailable 3-0 lead in its match-up with a South Korean Go grandmaster on Saturday -- marking a major breakthrough for a new style of "intuitive" artificial intelligence (AI).

The programme, AlphaGo, secured victory in the five-match series with its third consecutive win over Lee Se-Dol -- one the ancient game's greatest modern players with 18 international titles to his name.