In May 2017, AlphaGo teamed up with China’s best Go players for a five day festival of Go and artificial intelligence in the game's birthplace, China.
The ‘Future of Go Summit’ featured a variety of game formats, specifically designed to explore the mysteries of the game. These formats included:
- “Ke Jie vs AlphaGo” — A classic 1:1 match of three games between AlphaGo and the world’s number one player, Ke Jie
- “Pair Go” — Top professionals Gu Li and Lian Xiao each had their own AlphaGo teammate. They alternated moves, taking the concept of ‘learning together’ quite literally
- “Team Go” — Five top players: Chen Yaoye, Zhou Ruiyang, Mi Yuting, Shi Yue and Tang Weixing, teamed up to test AlphaGo’s creativity and adaptability using their combined style
AlphaGo vs Ki Jie