Zero to Hero?

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 22, 2018

There is a most interesting Chess experiment taking place at the moment LCZero. This is the development of a Chess Engine based on Deep Learning, utilising the methods purported to have been used by Google's AlphaGo Project.

So where is it up to now - well the latest version of the engine is now operating at around 2500 Elo (there is some debate about the actual rating). Compared to top of the line Chess Engines this is weak but consider, it was operating at below 2000 elo less than a month ago!

You can get involved (with almost no effort)! Details are at https://github.com/glinscott/leela-chess/wiki 

Well worth keeping an eye on!

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