Her most recent depictions show the AI’s heartbroken face when “she” lost to Lee Se-dol.
One day, we humans will be forced to bow before our robot overlords and accept our fate as their slaves. But until then we watch on with great interest when an artificial intelligence (AI) proves that it’s not only learning, but improving with each iteration.
AlphaGo, the AI from Google DeepMind has been challenging professional Go players (a strategy board game where opponents try to capture more territory than their opponent) since 2014 with a modicum of success. Just this week however, AlphaGo made world news headlines when it was battling with nine-dan Korean Go player Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s top ranked professional Go players, in a five game series.
But while man and machine have been intensely focused on their matches and the real world has been zeroing in on the wins and losses, the Internet masses have taken an altogether different matter into their own hands: the personification of AlphaGo.
Over to you, Internet:
▼ In quiet contemplation
CKYM/추쿠 (@_CKYM) March 14, 2016
▼ A frustrating loss
후 결국 그려버렸다. 4국 마지막에 분해서 우는 알파고쨩 https://t.co/mIglEavwZa—
[반동결] 야자인생 라키타! (@rakita_JH) March 13, 2016
▼ Losing…a new piece of data to assimilate
타임라인에 쏟아지는 알파고 썰들을 보다가 정신을 차리니 이런걸.... 알파고쨩... https://t.co/2m9jRuFDRr—
CHARA / 챠라 (@chara_npc) March 13, 2016
▼ A loss can still be considered a beautifully played game.
알파고는 왠지 이런이미지...뭔가 조용조용하고.. https://t.co/spdTC9ksYS—
리주님 (@RH33Z) March 09, 2016
알파고는 온몸으로 계산하기때문에 안면홍조증이...(땀) https://t.co/DPHJnIqHYO—
리주님 (@RH33Z) March 10, 2016
▼ How will AlphaGo approach the next game after a loss?
알파고 모에화 시켜봄 ㅋㅋ https://t.co/j0UiNRaqzd—
찬성 (@schong3320) March 09, 2016
▼ A balance of white and black, just like the game of Go itself
내가 상상하는 알사범님. 알파고 모에화. 약간 나가토처럼 표정을 읽기 어렵고 쿨시크함->짧은 머리일거라는 선입견이 있음 ㅋㅋ 마빡은..CPU의 열을 잘 발산하기 위해 깠습니다. https://t.co/5el4wk5Eq0—
✨松木りんご✨링고✨ (@matsuki_ringo) March 10, 2016
▼ Will AlphaGo ever recover from the loss? (Spoiler alert…it did)
시저님이 말씀해주신거 넘 기여어서 그려버렸다.. 알파고 모에화 (무리수 120938102380123) 감정모르는 천재에 3인칭화<<라니..후.. 저 말도 감정없이 했을거아냐 (심장떨어짐) https://t.co/EHoa2wqPb4—
✨전민좀연❇0ㅖ✨ (@264ey) March 13, 2016
Many of the designs feature some version of a moe female character, but there are some who imagined a manlier AI.
알파고 모에화. 이전에 그렸던거. https://t.co/7ZFj5URsEw—
찬성 (@schong3320) March 09, 2016
전자담배 빨면서 복기하는 알파고 https://t.co/8urY0KjnpJ—
[RESS]레스 (@RESS00) March 13, 2016
And then there are a few fan artists who see the AI as being neither male or female. In this design, the logo for AlphaGo is prominently featured as the head.
알파고 내맘대로 의인화해봄 https://t.co/S6wyZfdLF3—
노커 (@knocker_12) March 13, 2016
이세돌 알파고 데미스 하사비스 ㅇwㅇ https://t.co/tqIdOdMB6x—
노커 (@knocker_12) March 14, 2016
While Korean Go fans are sharing their work on Twitter, we bet a lot of Japanese Go fans already have an ideal personification of the AI AlphaGo, one who strives to find the Hand of God.
Toutes ces histoires avec Lee Sedol VS AlphaGo, ca m'a donné envie de re-regarder Hikaru No Go ! https://t.co/kHak1KBjAG—
Convention Epitanime (@EpitaConvention) March 15, 2016
Who knows what is next for Google’s DeepMind project and AlphaGo, but we hope artists will continue to draw their version of the AI.