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Boston dynamics. The chess games of AlphaZero (Computer) AylerKupp: <<SChesshevsky> I think this game is a nice example of how these learning-engines have a pretty good advantage over standard evaluation based engines.

The chess games of AlphaZero (Computer)

Seems basically these learning engines work backward. > Sorry for the delay in commenting but I just saw this comment when I was posting my last comment. But, no, these learning engines don't work backward; they "work forward" just like "standard evaluation based engines". In this paper, published in 1950 but written in 1949, Shannon describes the overall structure of such a computer program, a strategy for choosing a move in any position using the minimax algorithm, the use of an evaluation function consisting of many factors to assess each position, the use of search tree pruning, and many other ideas that are commonly incorporating in today's engines and have been for some time.

So both classic and neural network-based engines work somewhat similarly. Aristo. Aristo: A.I. can now score an ‘A’ on 8th-grade science tests. Could you score an 'A' on an eighth-grade science test?

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