[Computer-go] Keynote Lecture by Aja Huang

Jim O'Flaherty jim.oflaherty.jr at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 11:30:29 PDT 2016


I enthusiastically second that!
On Jun 16, 2016 1:15 PM, "David Fotland" <fotland at smart-games.com> wrote:

> Can the lecture be recorded or broadcast for those of us who can’t be
> there?
>
> Regards,
>
> David
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Computer-go [mailto:computer-go-bounces at computer-go.org] On
> > Behalf Of "Ingo Althöfer"
> > Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:36 AM
> > To: computer-go at computer-go.org
> > Subject: [Computer-go] Keynote Lecture by Aja Huang
> >
> > 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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