“I’ve said before that I will never play against AI, but now I take that back.” With these words, the best Go player in humankind, Ke Jie, announced his rematch with AI in April 2018.

His last match played against a computer program was against Google’s Alpha Go at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in May. Here, Ke Jie suffered a defeat that rocked both the Go and the tech community and heralded the rise of artificial intelligence.

After losing all three games to AlphaGo in Wuzhen, the player promised never to play against AI again. But now it seems that Ke Jie has had a change of heart.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.