Whatever the outcome may be, the winner will be humanity. said Schmidt.
Teachning computers to master Go has been kind of a holy grail for artifical intelligence scientists.
There are more possible configurations of the board than there are atoms in the universe, siad Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google DeepMind, which developed AlphaGo.
"Go is the most profound game that mankind has ever devised," Hassabis said. "Go is a game primarily about intuition and feel rather than brute calculation, which is what makes it so hard for computers to play well."