[Computer-go] Notes from the Asilomar Conference on Beneficial AI

Robert Jasiek jasiek at snafu.de
Fri Feb 10 04:49:50 PST 2017

On 10.02.2017 12:56, Adrian.B.Robert at gmail.com wrote:
>>  AlphaGo is playing moves and
>> styles that all human masters had dismissed as stupid centuries ago."
>  we may learn little more than what mathematicians
> learn when a computer-assisted proof consisting of several
> hundred pages is generated for a conjecture like Fermat's last
> theorem.

The "novelties" AlphaGo shows are not new to humans. Just new to the 
vast majority of human players having followed mainstream strategy and 
style. Players with highly creative, flexible styles have not been 
surprised by AlphaGo's moves - only by AlphaGo's "reading" depth.

robert jasiek

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