[Computer-go] another UCT bot

Dave Dyer ddyer at real-me.net
Fri Oct 28 14:02:28 PDT 2011


>You have missed a key point. UCT is an ideal framework for integrating many
>potentially incomplete, contradictory, or even potentially wrong, knowledge
>sources. There are a zillion ways to add knowledge, and UCT guarantees that
>you won't pay an asymptotic price.


With random playouts, there is no place to add knowledge.  

With heavier playouts, the "signal" from the win rate can still
be very weak, or even wrong. 

UCT is particularly weak when a timely move is required - making the
correct move 2 moves later looks 99% as good as making it immediately.




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