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by David Xu
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Proposal: This forum should actively support LCZero
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: Proposal: This forum should actively support LCZero

Although I am fairly sure Carlos is trustworthy, I don't want to establish a norm of assuming that any given person who provides a *.exe file does not have malicious intent. Sooner or later that norm will be taken advantage of, and so it doesn't seem very security-conscious to let a practice like th...
by David Xu
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?
Replies: 72
Views: 10571

Re: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?

Your claim that chess is somehow different from Go, likewise, would have been much more convincing had it been made before the AlphaZero results were published. Oh, really? There is it when I said about the differences and possible chess usage, now I throw this back to you, where were you when ther...
by David Xu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?
Replies: 72
Views: 10571

Re: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?

I refer you to the title of this thread. "So Alpha Zero was a hoax?" sounds pretty conspiracy theory-esque to me. If this is not your view, then I apologize for lumping you in with everyone else, but frankly, if you don't want the label "conspiracy theorist", you're going to need to explain why you...
by David Xu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?
Replies: 72
Views: 10571

Re: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?

I see the troll has shown up again. Nobody replied until now, though, which is good. :wink: Keep it up, guys.
by David Xu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?
Replies: 72
Views: 10571

Re: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?

The issue with that interpretation is that DeepMind is not a PR company. How, concretely, does publishing a misleading preprint benefit them? They are a research group, and their funding is reliant on shareholder approval, not public opinion--do you think that making claims they can't back up is a ...
by David Xu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?
Replies: 72
Views: 10571

Re: So Alpha Zero was a hoax?

The issue with that interpretation is that DeepMind is not a PR company. How, concretely, does publishing a misleading preprint benefit them? They are a research group, and their funding is reliant on shareholder approval, not public opinion--do you think that making claims they can't back up is a s...
by David Xu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 51050

Re: LCZero update

I should note that Milos Stanisavljevic is a known troll around these parts, as should have been made fairly clear by his posts already (such as, for instance, the fact that he referred to Google DeepMind as an "advertising company").

Such attention-seeking is best not rewarded.
by David Xu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 51050

Re: LCZero update

So no, it does not simply have a low draw rate because it plays "like a three-year-old child". Wonder what it will take before you people start to understand. It certainly takes much more than an arrogant and delusional troll preaching them. ;) A remarkably concise self-description on your part. We...
by David Xu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 51050

Re: LCZero update

If you actually look at the network history (which I assume you didn't bother to do, since checking the facts seems to be beneath you), you will see that the draw rate has been decreasing as training progresses. A random mover draws against itself far more frequently than the current network does. S...
by David Xu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 51050

Re: LCZero update

It already plays very aggressively (if you go to http://lczero.org/stats you'll see that the draw rate during self-play is incredibly low), so I don't see a need to try and force more aggressiveness for now.