[Computer-go] Keynote Lecture by Aja Huang

David Fotland fotland at smart-games.com
Thu Jun 16 11:15:24 PDT 2016

Can the lecture be recorded or broadcast for those of us who can’t be there?



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> Hello,
> the ICGA is proud to annouce a special talk by Aja Huang during the
> Computer Olympiad and "Computer Games" conference in Leiden (NL).
> **** Computer and Games 2016 Conference ****
> Keynote Lecture
> June 29, 2016: 14.00-15.00 h.
> Location: Leiden University, room 1 of the Gorlaeus Building
> Lecture by Aja Huang of the AlphaGo team
> AlphaGo: Combining Deep Neural Networks with Tree Search
> Abstract
> In this talk we will present the source of power of AlphaGo. In
> AlphaGo, we use  value networks  to evaluate board positions and
> policy networks  to select moves. These deep neural networks are
> trained by a novel combination of supervised learning from human expert
> games, and reinforcement learning from games of self-play. Without any
> look ahead search, the neural networks play Go at the level of state-
> of-the-art Monte Carlo tree search programs that simulate thousands of
> random games of self-play. We also introduce a new search algorithm
> that combines Monte Carlo simulation with value and policy networks.
> Using this search algorithm, our program AlphaGo achieved a 99.8%
> winning rate against other Go programs, and defeated the human European
> Go champion by 5 games to 0. In March 2016 AlphaGo defeated Lee Sedol,
> the strongest human Go player in the last decade.
> ********************************************************************
> Hope, you all will come.
> Cheers, Ingo.
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