A few months after demonstrating its dominance over the game of Go, DeepMind’s AlphaZero #AI has trounced the world’s top-ranked chess engine—and it did so without any prior knowledge of the game and after just four hours of self-training. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
In addition to mastering chess, AlphaZero also developed a proficiency for shogi, a similar Japanese board game.
Impressively, AlphaZero acquired its expertise with no outside help, and with no prior empirical data, such as a database of archived chess games, or well-known chess strategies and openings.
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AlphaZero was also pitted against its sibling, AlphaGo, which was also modified to play chess.
Correction: A previous version of this post stated that AlphaZero won all 25 games as white.
Opinion… * Man-Made
Have you ever wondered what would happen when a superior species landed on Earth and showed us how they play chess? Simply look at how AlphaZero annihilated world’s best chess bot after just 4 hours, and you will know! #AI #Trend