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Creating A Chess AI using Deep Learning


When Gary Kasparov was dethroned by IBM's Deep Blue chess algorithm, the algorithm did not use Machine Learning, or at least in the way that we define Machine Learning today. This article aims to use Neural Networks to create a successful chess AI, by using Neural Networks, a newer form of machine learning algorithms. Using a chess dataset with over 20,000 instances (contact at for dataset), the Neural Network should output a move, when given a chess-board. These libraries are the prerequisites to create the program: os and pandas are to access the dataset, python-chess is an "instant" chess-board to test the neural network. Numpy is necessary to perform matrix manipulation.

Taming the AI beast


What King Kong in all its remakes can teach us about AI strategy for business. Why you need a diversity of thinking, including sceptics, and why learning about AI and its implications is a survival hint for the adventure. I am old enough to remember, when the 1976 version was the NEW King Kong and we all marveled at the advances in special effects since the original 1933 classic. Of course the new, new version (15 years old already) takes another technological leap forward. What I find captivating about King Kong, however, is not its special effects.

GPT-3 Creative Fiction


What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.

An imprisoned bishop Highly Evolved Leela vs Mighty Stockfish TCEC Season 17 Rd 34


FIDE CM Kingscrusher goes over a game featuring An imprisoned bishop Highly Evolved Leela vs Mighty Stockfish TCEC Season 17 Rd 34 Play turn style chess at FIDE CM Kingscrusher goes over amazing games of Chess every day, with a focus recently on chess champions such as Magnus Carlsen or even games of Neural Networks which are opening up new concepts for how chess could be played more effectively. The Game qualities that kingscrusher looks for are generally amazing games with some awesome or astonishing features to them. Many brilliant games are being played every year in Chess and this channel helps to find and explain them in a clear way. There are classic games, crushing and dynamic games. There are exceptionally elegant games.

Weighing the Trade-Offs of Explainable AI


In 1997, IBM supercomputer Deep Blue made a move against chess champion Garry Kasparov that left him stunned. The computer's choice to sacrifice one of its pieces seemed so inexplicable to Kasparov that he assumed it was a sign of the machine's superior intelligence. Shaken, he went on to resign his series against the computer, even though he had the upper hand. Fifteen years later, however, one of Deep Blue's designers revealed that fateful move wasn't the sign of advanced machine intelligence -- it was the result of a bug. Today, no human can beat a computer at chess, but the story still underscores just how easy it is to blindly trust AI when you don't know what's going on.

Why The Retirement Of Lee Se-Dol, Former 'Go' Champion, Is A Sign Of Things To Come


South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-Dol after the match against Google's artificial ... [ ] intelligence program, AlphaGo on March 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. In May 1997, IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeated the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in an official match under tournament conditions. Fast forward to 2011, IBM extended development in machine learning, natural language processing, and information retrieval to build Watson, a system capable of defeating two highly decorated Jeopardy champions: Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. The progress of gaming innovation in the field of artificial intelligence was swift, but it wasn't until the introduction of Google DeepMind's AlphaGo in 2016 that things started to change dramatically. The AlphaGo supercomputer tackled the notion that Go, an ancient Chinese board game invented thousands of years ago, was unsolvable due to a near limitless combination of moves that a player can execute.

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and How it Applies to Entertainment


In 1955, computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence. Just five years before, English Mathematician Alan Turing had posed the question, "Can Machines Think?" Turing proposed a test: could a computer be built which is indistinguishable from a human? This test, often referred to as the Turing Test, has sparked the imagination of AI researchers ever since and been a key idea in the field. In the late 1990s artificial intelligence made its mark again, when IBM's Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Gary Kasparov. Since then, advances in computing power and data accumulation have led to a proliferation of new technologies driven by artificial intelligence.

Is AI About to Outpace Human Intelligence?


Considering the public awareness of artificial intelligence and the speed new breathtaking progress is taking place, it seems to be just a matter of time when AI will surpass the human intelligence level. And yes, the headlines AI is writing are stunning! While the victory of the IBM chess computer Deep Blue over the former chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1996 (and again in 1997) was something like the eighth wonder of the world, the victory of Googles AlphaGo over Lee Sedol in 2016 in the strategy board game "Go" was seen as predictable for many. AI development has undergone a vast acceleration during the last decade. Assuming a stable growth rate of AI development: Is AI supposed to surpass the human intelligence level over the next few years?

Standing on the shoulders of giants


When you think of AI or machine learning you may draw up images of AlphaZero or even some science fiction reference such as HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. However, the true forefather, who set the stage for all of this, was the great Arthur Samuel. Samuel was a computer scientist, visionary, and pioneer, who wrote the first checkers program for the IBM 701 in the early 1950s. His program, "Samuel's Checkers Program", was first shown to the general public on TV on February 24th, 1956, and the impact was so powerful that IBM stock went up 15 points overnight (a huge jump at that time). This program also helped set the stage for all the modern chess programs we have come to know so well, with features like look-ahead, an evaluation function, and a mini-max search that he would later develop into alpha-beta pruning.