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a board game popular in Japan that probably originated in China or India as long ago as the third millennium B.C. The board is marked by a grid of 19 horizontal and 19 vertical lines to form 361 intersections. Of the 361 pieces, 181 are black stones and 180 are white. The player with the black stones begins by placing a stone on any intersection. The players alternate turns. The object for each player is to control the most territory on the board while capturing as many of the opposing player's stones as possible. Stones are captured and removed from the board when they are completely encircled and are deprived of any access, either directly or through a chain of like stones, to a free space. A game is over when all the empty spaces on the board either are controlled by one or the other player or cannot be controlled by either player. The winner is the player who controls the most open spaces after the stones captured by the opposing player have been substracted. The complexity of go has made it, like chess, a subject for artificial intelligenceartificial intelligence
(AI), the use of computers to model the behavioral aspects of human reasoning and learning. Research in AI is concentrated in some half-dozen areas.
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 research, but it was regarded as a more difficult challenge than chess. In 2016–17, however, versions of Google's DeepMind AlphaGo defeated top go players.


See E. Lasker, Go and Go-Moku (rev. ed. 1960).

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a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board
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A thinking game with an oriental origin estimated to be around 4000 years old. Nowadays, the game is played by millions of people in (most notably) China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In the Western world the game is practised by a yearly increasing number of players. On the Internet Go players meet, play and talk 24 hours/day on the Internet Go Server (IGS).


Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.go.
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(1) (Go) An open source object-oriented programming language from Google. Styled after C/C++, Go was developed in 2007 to solve Google's own problems orchestrating huge datacenters. Often referred to as "Golang," Go was released to the public in 2012.

(2) An on-screen button that is clicked in order to activate a function such as search.

(3) A command used on a BBS or online service to switch the user to a particular forum or section. For example, typing go mac would switch you to a section specializing in Mac computers. Like any command language, one has to know the words to enter. See BBS.
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Anyone wanting to get a gimpse of the silverware should go along to Listers between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.
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As tango historian Irene Amuchastegui put it, "If you go along to a milonga looking out to confirm preconceptions, you'll find them, such as the romantic notion that `tango is a sad feeling danced' or the anachronism of characters in hair cream, fishnet stockings, patent-leather shoes; but if you really look, you'll see clerks, students, pensioners, snobs, little guys, skinny fellas, housewives, blondes, teenagers, bosses--a multiform collective high on friendship, romance, rivalry, admiration, grievances, and goodwill."
The Ursuline Sisters who founded Beatitude House believe in starting small and expanding as they go along, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
But Gobel later repudiated the statement, saying, "I was told to go along with it.
But what if the surgeon assigned to the team is a follower and can't get the #1 admitter to go along? The problem gets bumped up to the COO or the CEO, who faces a difficult decision: either antagonize the largest revenue-producer in what may be the most profitable service over a comparatively minor issue, or exempt the surgeon (and, by implication, anyone else who doesn't want to go along) and make the "decision" apply, in effect, only to people who would voluntarily comply anyway.
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