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by Alayan
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

AlphaZero's code is written by humans. There was human input everywhere: general design and concept, net format, search algorithm, training game parameters, and so on. Having some part that can improve through automated training is not the same thing at all as humans being useless in the process and...
by Alayan
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

2 and 3 are absurdly hard. They require humans to become absolutely worthless compared to automated methods at making better engines and at teaching humans. It won't happen in our lifetimes and may never happen at all. 1 is just about playing strong chess moves, we're close to it (already there from...
by Alayan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 363
Views: 37184

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

Many claims about the superiority of the M1's as a CPU are exaggerated. I argued earlier how the power efficiency comparisons with desktop x86 CPUs are highly misleading. I don't like apple either (from a dev's perspective), in general I don't like how the company behaves. but I'm really impressed ...
by Alayan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 363
Views: 37184

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

You are already deeply converted to iSheep, so you are not a target audience of ppl that write realistic (well bad in a view point of a rotten apple fan) posts about Mac hardware. Ppl write here as warning for others that didn't yet cross to the dark side ;). Apple is an (evil) multi-billion dollar...
by Alayan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL, 10 min + 6 sec - 2. Fat Fritz 2, 18. Lc0 0.27.0 J104.1.-30
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: FGRL, 10 min + 6 sec - 2. Fat Fritz 2, 18. Lc0 0.27.0 J104.1.-30

Presenting Fat Fritz in the list without some obvious disclaimer that it's a Stockfish clone is a shame.
by Alayan
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 132
Views: 24808

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

Engine chess from the start position is pretty much dead.
by Alayan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 17386

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

I understand. I originally thought this is what the GPL is doing. But the GPL (even the GPL-3) apparently does something different. It relies on copyright law to define a derived work (or rather something legally equivalent to it but not depending on American copyright law). After that it puts rest...
by Alayan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 17386

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

An analogy to consider the problem differently: Imagine there is a law saying "chemical compound X can only be distributed alongside chemical compounds that do not explodes when mixed with X", in order to ensure safety. Chemical X explodes when mixed with chemical Y. No law restricts the distributio...
by Alayan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?
Replies: 473
Views: 17386

Re: Are neural nets (the weights file) copyrightable?

Everything starts with the copyright law question which permissions I need. The permission I need is the permission to distribute FF2 SF. So I invoke the GPLv3 to obtain permission for distributing the entire covered work "FF2 SF" (as part of a zip file), not for distributing the zip file as a whol...