AlphaZero and its Impact on the World of Chess

Credit: DeepMind

Sep 29, 2020 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Speaker(s): Kevin Wang
Topic: AlphaZero and its Impact on Chess

The world was appalled when AlphaGo first played Lee Sedol in Go, winning 4 matches to 1. DeepMind subsequently released AlphaGo Zero, an iteration on AlphaGo that beat it 100-1. Going even further, they released AlphaZero, which learned how to play games such as Shogi and Chess. Kevin, an avid chess enthusiast, wanted to discuss what this meant for the Chess world.

You can find a recording of this discussion here.

Supplemental Resources

Assessing Game Balance with AlphaZero: Exploring Alternative Rule Sets in Chess
Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General RL Algorithm

Video From DeepMind
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