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

Adrian.B.Robert at gmail.com Adrian.B.Robert at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 00:42:08 PST 2017

Robert Jasiek <jasiek at snafu.de> writes:

> 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.

Agreed.  My point wasn't that there is something new (though I am not able to
judge that), but that whatever it is, if humans tried to play that way (or
that way at those times), it wouldn't turn out very well because working
memory or other requirements to pull it off are just too high.

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