AlphaZero destroys Stockfish in Chess

Started by the-pi-guy, Dec 07, 2017, 03:43 PM

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Stockfish, which for most top players is their go-to preparation tool, and which won the 2016 TCEC Championship and the 2017 Computer Chess Championship, didn't stand a chance. AlphaZero won the closed-door, 100-game match with 28 wins, 72 draws, and zero losses.

Oh, and it took AlphaZero only four hours to "learn" chess. Sorry humans, you had a good run

Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match -


Alphazero is crazy good.

Do you know what ever happened with it playing Starcraft? I'd like to see it try things that are non turn based.


Not happy with dominating go, Google's AlphaZero Al now dominates chess | ResetEra

Chess has more or less been dominated by computers for over a decade - the highest rated computer chess engine is rated hundreds of ELO points higher than the strongest chess grandmaster.  That said, Google/DeepMind has adapted their generic AI learning application (called AlphaZero) to learn chess well enough to slaughter the strongest existing computer chess engine - and AlphaZero learned the rules from scratch (no opening books, endgame tables or other help) in only 4 hours. A link to the paper: An article from about the program and results (in 100 games, AlphaZero won 28, lost 0, and took 72 to a draw): (And as a bonus, in the same paper, the authors claim that AlphaZero was able to learn shogi well enough to beat the best computer shogi engine, and that only took two hours.)