[ExI] From Arms Race to Joint Venture

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu Oct 18 18:55:56 UTC 2018



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Zero Powers


>…That used to be the case, but not anymore. The system that recently beat the best human Go player did a qualitatively different kind of thinking than the system used to beat Garry Kasparov at chess 20 years ago. Deep Blue might have been called a super counter. But AlphaGo is much more than that. Deep learning is the difference. It excels in things which used to be our forte; things like pattern recognition and differentiation. It can compete against itself millions of times per day, learn from mistakes and recursively fine tune it's tactics and strategies.  00




That is one I am watching carefully.  AlphaZero made a huge splash about a year ago, then… nothing.  It doesn’t seem to want to enter the ongoing computer chess championships.  I don’t know what to think.  Any ideas?






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