SOUTH KOREA - Computer Cannot Be Defeated, Says Grandmaster

Arno Froese

The only human ever to beat Google’s computer algorithm at the ancient Chinese strategy game Go decided to retire because he is convinced machines “cannot be defeated,” a report said.

The 18-time world Go champion lost all but one encounter in the series, but remains the only person to have won a game against AlphaGo.

The machines have since developed much further—an updated self-teaching version of the algorithm beat its predecessor 100 games to none.

Go originated in China 3,000 years ago and has been played for centuries—mostly in China, Japan and South Korea.

The rules are simple—two players take turns placing black or white stones on a square board with a 19x19 grid. Whoever captures the most territory wins.

The strategies needed to secure victory are complex, and there are said to be more possible move configurations than atoms in the universe.

Considered one of the greatest Go players of the modern era, Lee started playing at the age of five and turned pro just seven years later.

-news.yahoo.com, 27 November 2019

Arno's commentary

We are racing toward the time when machines, built by man, will have the upper hand. Most of us barely realize that our industries, whether traveling or purchasing, are mostly controlled by the computer. You must possess a valid passport, but you will not enter any country unless the computer verifies your passport. If the computer fails, the entire internet system collapses. Indeed, it is much later than we think.

The accuracy of machines cannot be defeated. So, what does the future hold? Equalization—algorithms, for example. Howtogeek.com answers the question, “What is an algorithm?” with: “An algorithm, for the non-programmers among us, is a set of instructions that take an input, A, and provide an output, B, that changes the data involved in some way. Algorithms have a wide variety of applications. In math, they can help calculate functions from points in a data set, among much more advanced things.” In other words, information and calculations are instantly available. The libraries of the world are at our fingertips, and that information will aid in the race toward the full unity of mankind.

As Bible believers, we must always keep in mind that prophecy has to be fulfilled. All the world will marvel at Satan’s masterpiece, Antichrist, and all will worship the image. That means the world must become one.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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