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  Topic: Google's AlphaGo team has been working on chess
Albert Silver

Replies: 105
Views: 17578

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Google's AlphaGo team has been working on chess
They are not playing out any games "to the very end". And the randomness of the selection is also quite limited (if not completely absent - the paper states that the edge is selected that ma ...
  Topic: Historic Milestone: AlphaZero
Albert Silver

Replies: 191
Views: 46286

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: Much weaker than Stockfish
It just took the rules, and after 4 hours of thinking about them it reached a conclusion of how to best play the game decribed by those rules, that was good enough to perform at 3000+ Elo level.
It ...
  Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (9th December 2017)
Albert Silver

Replies: 4
Views: 268

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:00 am   Subject: Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (9th December 201
Where is AlphaZero? I demand it be tested!
  Topic: AlphaZero is not like other chess programs
Albert Silver

Replies: 73
Views: 7587

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 am   Subject: Re: AlphaZero is not like other chess programs
Stockfish and Komodo and Houdini play machine chess.
AZ plays a human like chess.

It sacs pieces for attack or development or space.

And the sacs do NOT lead to a material compensation soon, ot ...
  Topic: Photo of Google Cloud TPU cluster
Albert Silver

Replies: 6
Views: 1149

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:49 am   Subject: Re: Photo of Google Cloud TPU cluster
I will have it soon in my living room.

I can confirm it is pretty awesome. Here is a pic of mine:

https://3s81si1s5ygj3mzby34dq6qf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TPU_pods2.pn ...
  Topic: Reactions about AlphaZero from top GMs...
Albert Silver

Replies: 36
Views: 5312

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:31 am   Subject: Re: Reactions about AlphaZero from top GMs...
Interesting reactions about AlphaZero from top GMs at the London Chess Classic, and a lengthy comment from Tord Romstad:


Strange Tord nitpicking on time control issue. That's a bit silly for a 28 ...
  Topic: AlphaZero is not like other chess programs
Albert Silver

Replies: 73
Views: 7587

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:52 am   Subject: Re: AlphaZero is not like other chess programs
Comparing AlphaZero to Stockfish is like comparing an airplane to a motorboat.

Both can be used to cross a sea, but they are using completely different techniques to get there.

SF won't run on t ...
  Topic: Historic Milestone: AlphaZero
Albert Silver

Replies: 191
Views: 46286

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: MCTS-NN vs alpha-beta


They did more than that. They published a scientific paper anyone can read.
https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-future-is-here-alphazero-learns-chess



Sorry, but this is not a scientific arti ...
  Topic: Historic Milestone: AlphaZero
Albert Silver

Replies: 191
Views: 46286

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Historic Milestone: AlphaZero
In a way this is the end of chess.
In 25 years, the end of us as the leading mental entity in the earth.

Becoming a kitten regards
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I'll be honest, I don't get these comments at all. AlphaZe ...
  Topic: Historic Milestone: AlphaZero
Albert Silver

Replies: 191
Views: 46286

PostForum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:41 pm   Subject: Re: MCTS-NN vs alpha-beta
Can't believe it without a press release from Google.

They did more than that. They published a scientific paper anyone can read.

https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-future-is-here-alphazero-learn ...
 
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