Monday December 9, 2019

Chess with Sam Collins

AlphaZero vs Stockfish 8, London, 2017

24th February, 2019

AlphaZero vs Stockfish 8

London, 2017

A recently-published book by GM Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan, entitled Game Changer (New in Chess, 2019) gives in-depth insights into AlphaZero, Deep Mind’s general purpose artificial intelligence system. A discussion of AlphaZero’s broader significance could fill many pages, so for now I’ll limit myself to saying that we’ve never seen chess like this.

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