[Computer-go] it's alphago

daniel rich qianyilong at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 08:22:50 PST 2017


A closer example than the mersenne prime search is fishtest from the chess
engine world. My understanding is that it is a key part of why stockfish is
such a strong chessengine.

https://github.com/glinscott/fishtest

A large group of volunteers that essentially donate compute power to test
changes and improve the bot. That would be a fairly cool way compute time
to be made available to the community. The plus is that eventually big
corporate players may lose interest to devote the same level of spending
and compute that we have seen so far.



On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Lukas van de Wiel <
lukas.drinkt.thee at gmail.com> wrote:

> A project similar to the Great Mersenne Prime search might be a
> possibility to distribute the work of training the network among many
> enthousiasts, and to keep improving it by self play.
>
> On 1/6/17, Andy <andy.olsen.tx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is Ray? Strongest open source bot? Anyone have a link to it?
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 3:39 AM, Hiroshi Yamashita <yss at bd.mbn.or.jp>
> wrote:
> >
> >> If value net is the most important part for over pro level, the problem
> >> is
> >> making strong selfplay games.
> >>
> >> 1. make 30 million selfplay games.
> >> 2. make value net.
> >> 3. use this value net for selfplay program.
> >> 4. go to (1)
> >>
> >> I don't know when the progress will stop by this loop.
> >> But if once strong enough selfplay games are published, everyone can
> make
> >> pro level program.
> >> 30 million is big number. It needs many computers.
> >> Computer Go community may be able to share this work.
> >> I can offer Aya, it is not open-source though. Maybe Ray(strongest open
> >> source so far)  is better choice.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Hiroshi Yamashita
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: <fotland at smart-games.com>
> >> To: <computer-go at computer-go.org>
> >> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 4:50 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] it's alphago
> >>
> >>
> >> Competitive with Alpha-go, one developer, not possible. I do think it is
> >> possible to make a pro level program with one person or a small team.
> >> Look
> >> at Deep Zen and Aya for example. I expect I’ll get there (pro level)
> with
> >> Many Faces as well.
> >>
> >> David
> >>
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