[Computer-go] In a Chinese Go school ...

"Ingo Althöfer" 3-Hirn-Verlag at gmx.de
Fri Apr 1 23:08:48 PDT 2016


I know that this is a mailing list and not a rumors pot. 
Nevertheless it is interesting, what was brought together 
by several detectives in the German computer go forum in 
the last two days.

Nie Weiping (9p) is the boss of one of the very best
Chinese Go schools. On Thursday, his institution was visited by
Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Incidentally, also the two world class
players Gu Li (student of Nie Weiping) and Ke Jie were around.

Here are some photos with text:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2016-03/31/content_24212688_3.htm

Here is more pure text on the "event":
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-04/01/content_24229170.htm

Interesting are the following two photos, taken in the school yard:
http://www.sinaimg.cn/dy/slidenews/2_img/2016_13/820_1746362_694531.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce-2-5DWwAE3iL7.jpg

Photo 1 is more or less normal. But look at the kiebitz in
the central background of photo 2. It is Fan Hui, pro player, employee 
of Google DeepMind and AlphaGo's victim back in October 2015. 


My speculation: Chances are good that we will see another AlphaGo match
against some Chinese player(s) rather soon. 

Ingo.



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