Top Go Player Lee Sodol Retiring Because of AI Dominance

South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol retired from professional Go competition. Lee said that he realized that he would not be at the top even if he was the number one human player. AlphaGo beat Lee in 2016. AlphaZero has beaten AlphaGo in 100 matches in a row.

Lee’s will play against the AI Go progrma HanDol. The program was developed by South Korea’s NHN Entertainment Corp in 2018. HanDol has already defeated South Korea’s top five Go players.

In the first match, Lee will be given an advantage of two stones.