Better Game Playing using Parallel Algorithms

Twitter Summary: Innovations in playing the game “Go” using Monte Carlo Tree Search and parallel algorithms.

I have a new post up at blog@CACM, “Better Game Playing using Parallel AlgorithmsThe post was inspired by a friend of mine who visited from New York who was working on IBM’s Blue Fuego. Blue Fuego is their  “Go” playing system similar to Deep Blue the chess playing software and machine that defeated Kasparov in 1997.  The interesting part was that this work was an incremental innovation in game evaluation that emerged in 2006  that lead to a major leap in the performance of the “Go” playing software and would lead to the defeat of a human professional by 2009.

I for one welcome our computational overlords.

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