Tag: Chess

DeepMind’s MuZero teaches itself how to win at Atari, chess, shogi, and Go

In a paper published in the journal Science late last year, Google parent company Alphabet’s DeepMind detailed AlphaZero, an AI system that could teach itself how to master the game of chess, a Japanese variant of chess called shogi, and the Chinese board game Go. In each case, it beat a world champion, demonstrating a […]

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Trevor Noah To Produce Film About 8-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Who Overcame Homelessness

The inspiring story of a young chess prodigy whose family overcame homelessness is coming to the big screen. According to Deadline, Trevor Noah will produce a film about 8-year-old Tani Adewumi; a New York-based chess champion who has defied the odds. Adewumi garnered national attention earlier this year after becoming the New York State chess […]

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Ben Carson Endorses Governor Who Was Shocked That Black Kids Could Play Chess

Former surgeon Ben Carson is completely brain-dead when it comes to racism. His latest endorsement is further the secretary of HUD’s legacy will be one of complete foolishness. Carson has endorsed Governor Matt Bevin for reelection in Kentucky — the same man who was shocked that Black children could be chess. See Also: Trump-Supporting DA […]

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Shelby Lyman, 82, Dies; Unlikely Star of a Fischer-Spassky Broadcast

Shelby Lyman, a chess master who found fleeting fame in 1972 by hosting an improbably popular show on live television as it followed the historic world championship chess match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, died on Aug. 11 in Johnson City, N.Y. He was 82. His death, at a hospital there, was announced by […]

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DeepMind Can Now Beat Us at Multiplayer Games, Too

Capture the flag is a game played by children across the open spaces of a summer camp, and by professional video gamers as part of popular titles like Quake III and Overwatch. In both cases, it’s a team sport. Each side guards a flag while also scheming to grab the other side’s flag and bring […]

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