• Move over AlphaGo: AlphaZero taught itself to play three different games

    3 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Starting from random play and knowing just the game rules, AlphaZero defeated a world champion program in the games of Go, chess, and shoji.
    Google's DeepMind -the group that brought you the champion game-playing AIs AlphaGo and AlphaGoZero-is back with a new, improved, and more-generalized version. Dubbed AlphaZero, this program taught itself to play three different board games (chess, Go, and shoji, a Japanese form of chess) in just three days, with no human intervention.
    A paper describing the achievement was just published in Science. "Starting from totally random play...
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  • DeepMind's AlphaZero beats state-of-the-art chess and shogi game engines

    DeepMind's AlphaZero beats state-of-the-art chess and shogi game engines

    3 days ago - By VentureBeat

    DeepMind's AlphaZero, a game-playing AI that can best human world champions and state-of-the-art engines at chess, shogi, and Go, has completed peer review.
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