Lee Se-dol is being applauded for being smarter than a computer. Mr. Lee, from South Korea, was able to defeat a Google computer program in an ancient board game on Sunday. The Chief executive of Google DeepMind states, “Mr. Lee’s victory is a reminder that AlphaGo still has room for improvement.” Some experts state that it could take upwards of 10 years for a computer program to be able to beat someone like Mr. Lee. This article both excited and disturbed me. While reading, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “What is the purpose of creating a computer whose function is to outsmart a human being?” I understand the necessity of having technology and the good it does; however, where do we draw the line?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/14/world/asia/south-korean-gets-priceless-victory-over-computer-in-go-match.html

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