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If there were no random elements to the machine's strategy then I would be tempted to say the human could win over time. As if they are able to identify the machine's algorithm, they could potentially predict future moves.

However, given then random element, the human ultimately has no idea what the computer will play. Therefore in order to have a chance of winning, the human must also play random guesses.Therefore I believe the outcome will ultimately be based on luck alone, and could unpredictably go either way.

Having said that, the psychological element of the human could effect the true 'randomness' of their placements. For example, they may subconsciously implement a pattern to their randomness without realising it, and if the machine has been implemented to pick up on that, it could steal the upper hand. So in this scenario (where the human also plays random), I would probably choose machine.

But... the wiki link suggests that there are strategies to avoid losing. In which case the human can simply play that strategy every time, and because they know the machine won't play it. The human will always either draw, or win. If that strategy is permitted by the rules though (i.e. playing the same distribution each game), then the machine would be stupid not to also play that same strategy every game. So all games would be a draw, and therefore no winner.

So bottom line, I think it really depends on how prepared the human is before starting, and very much how the machine is programmed to play.
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