[Computer-go] issues on 19x19
ajahuang at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 23:50:45 PDT 2011
> Hello Aya,
> What makes you think that? (real question, not rhetoric)
If you are asking me, then I am Aja, not Aya. :)
> RAVE is a bit of a crude heuristic: if a move is good deeper in the tree
> it is good at the top of the tree. It works for the same reason monte
> carlo playouts work: in go, most of the time most of the positions on
> the board are not that sensitive to move order. (*)
> Do people think RAVE is just a stepping stone and eventually it will
> have to be replaced by something that understands better what is going
> on. Or do you think when we finally roll out the "9p bot" that RAVE will
> still be in there?
My opinion is RAVE will still be in there, but it needs to be further
improved. In my dissertation, I will describe a method to strengthen RAVE
which is worth around 30-50 ELO.
> By the way, is "bonobot" stronger than Aya on equivalent hardware, or
> are they about the same?
Darren, do you mean Aya or my program Erica?
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