[Computer-go] New paper by DeepMind

Dani dshawul at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 15:26:19 PST 2018

What exactly is the innovation that is patented ?
Using short look-ahead searches for tuning evaluation functions ( in this
case a neural network ) is not exactly new.

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM Rémi Coulom <remi.coulom at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> The new alphazero paper of DeepMind about chess and shogi has been
> published in Science:
> https://deepmind.com/blog/alphazero-shedding-new-light-grand-games-chess-shogi-and-go/
> pdf:
> https://deepmind.com/documents/260/alphazero_preprint.pdf
> I tried to play "spot the difference" with their previous draft, and did
> not notice any very important difference. They include shogi games, which
> might be appreciated by the shogi players. It seems they still don't tell
> the value of their exploration coefficient, unless I missed anything.
> Also, the AlphaZero algorithm is patented:
> https://patentscope2.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018215665
> Rémi
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