Leela Chess Zero amp neural networks


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Thibault de Vassal    (2019-03-18)
Leela Chess Zero & neural networks

Month after month, it looks like Leela Chess Zero is taking on computer chess... what do you think? Actually neural networks engines could even solve the future CPU problem (i9 and Threadripper seem much stronger than the first versions of i7 but what next... technology seems to reach some limits) by using GPU in an efficient way instead.

Does anyone use it to analyze correspondence chess games already?

In my opinion, most top centaur players will use Leela or another neural network chess engine (more or less based on ideas that made the success of AlphaZero) within 1 year...

Actually, I'm more and more concerned with the spectacular way & speed A.I. now improves, I just spent some time to understand it better and I wouldn't be surprised if our societies are really shaked in many ways (and more and more) within the next few years.

William Taylor    (2019-03-24 21:23:31)
Leela Chess Zero & neural networks

Early on it looked like it was never going to approach AlphaZero levels, but it went toe-to-toe with Stockfish in the last TCEC and must presumably be better than it in some kinds of position. I don't play much correspondence chess these days but will probably try using it for OTB preparation soon.

You're certainly right that AI is having and will have massive societal impacts - hopefully largely positive ones, but that will require smart legislation, responsible research and an informed general public.

Thibault de Vassal    (2019-03-27 21:05:13)
Leela Chess Zero & neural networks

... and I'm afraid that legislation advances much slower than research in A.I. fields :)

By the way, Gary Kasparov talking about artificial intelligence: