So it’s well established that the AI are a lot stronger than any human. However, it is also a fact that the strong AI are trained for winning the game, and not for destroying their opponent.
Now, I was thinking how easy it is for a human who is a lot of ranks better than his opponent to utterly destroy his opponent. A 25k playing against a 5k would probably keep barely any of their groups alive, but equally so, a 5k playing against a vindictive professional would meet a similar fate. However, is it possible for an AI to be so incredibly strong that they will make it difficult for a pro to keep most of their groups alive?
I doubt any pro would be willing to play a game just to be destroyed, so let’s frame it in a different way: is it possible for an AI to beat AlphaGoLee with a difference of score running frequently into the hundreds? (and I don’t mean an AI trained on beating AlphaGoLee, since there is probably an exploit to be found and abuse, I mean a general go playing AI that is trained on winning with a large margin from any player as strong as Lee Sedol)
How big is the gap we have to fill until perfect play?