"I feel honored to represent humans in taking on AI opponents again. AlphaGo has proved its undisputed prowess in the game, but I will never give up any chance to win," said Ke, who holds multiple world titles. "I will maintain a do-or-die state of mind to try to beat it."
"Other countries should objectively and correctly evaluate rather than misjudge China's purpose," he added.
He added "Today, we mark a major step in fulfilling our commitment to improving the lives of all in the Kingdom, a key pillar of Vision 2030."
Vsevolod Sobko, political counselor at the embassy of Ukraine, said that Xi's speech was "very inspiring and sincere".
Zhang Zilin, an NPC deputy and mayor of Suihua in Heilongjiang province, said he was inspired by Xi's speech, which highlighted the great spirit of the Chinese people, the Chinese nation and the Communist Party of China.