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,Â “Better Game Playing using Parallel Algorithms” The 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 Â “Go” playing system similar to Deep Blue the chess playing software and machine that defeated Kasparov in 1997. Â The interesting part was that this work was an incremental innovation in game evaluation that emerged in 2006 Â 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.