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Major internet events in 2016

( Updated: 2016-11-14 06:57

China's internet economy is enjoying strong momentum, highlighted by technology upgrades, business innovation and big acquisition deals in 2016. Let's take a look at the major internet events of the year.

Google's AlphaGo defeats Go grandmaster

Google's Go-playing computer program AlphaGo claimed a historic victory in the ancient Chinese boardgame over Go grandmaster Lee Sedol of South Korea in March. The computer program won four games to one in the best-of-five series.

The victory has fuelled a growing interest in artificial intelligence and boosted Chinese companies' investment in the sector.

Major internet events in 2016

The world's top Go player Lee Sedol (right) places his first stone during the last match of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

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