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- - By chess4us (*) [us] Date 2018-01-02 12:14
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How true is this?

"If that sounds far-fetched, consider this:
A few weeks ago a robot called AlphaZero
taught itself how to play chess in four hours – then
it beat a grandmaster with moves never seen in the game’s history." 

"The robot was given the rules and
instructed to learn how to win by playing against itself. 
In doing so it amassed centuries of chess knowledge and
tactics then went on to surpass all previous human ingenuity in the game."

reference: 
Planet of the Apps: Experts warn of a tech take-over as robots with artificial intelligence seize control 
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/planet-of-the-apps-experts-warn-of-a-tech-take-over-as-robots-with-artificial-intelligence-seize-control/ 
Written by Russell Blackstock, 02 January 2018

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Parent - - By user923005 (****) [us] Date 2018-01-02 19:44
RE: "it beat a grandmaster with moves never seen in the game’s history." 
This is something extremely unremarkable.
Virtually every game has moves never seen in the game's history.

As for teaching itself to play chess in 4 hours, that is believable.  The compute horsepower given to the learning engine is astronomical.
Parent - - By Sesse (****) [gb] Date 2018-01-03 00:04
In a sense, it didn't teach itself to play chess; it was told all the rules, and then I guess you know “how to play chess”. However, went from there to playing really, really good chess by itself, in four hours. Assuming you count wall clock and not combined computing time.
Parent - By Carl Bicknell (*****) [gb] Date 2018-01-03 13:13

> Assuming you count wall clock and not combined computing time.


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