[Computer-go] How many probes down the tree are necessary for a "good" bot?

Darren Cook darren at dcook.org
Thu Nov 14 15:59:40 PST 2013

>> ... I'm going by the "Measuring program strength" thread (Aug
>> 3013) where people are getting 50% against GnuGo with 1K to 10K playouts.)
> Actually, in that thread Hiroshi was saying he only needs 350
> playouts, and Detlef was at 700. So it seems you're off by roughly a
> factor 10.

Yes, I was surprised just how heavy the Aya (and Zen) playouts must be.
We've almost come full loop, and soon the programs will be traditional
computer go programs doing a single playout ;-)

It is a shame the developer's skill is all dead knowledge (not open
source, no papers). :-(


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