DeepMind’s AlphaZero AI is the new champion in chess, shogi…

DeepMind’s AlphaZero AI is the new champion in chess, shogi, and Go

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Till now, we were trying to develop an AI which can beat Human players at respective board games. But the race has now shifted to beating other top AI players at their own games. Alphabet Inc.’s AI division, DeepMind, has developed an AI named AlphaZero, which can learn and master games like chess, Go, and shogi without any human intervention.

In a paper published in The Journal Science, the DeepMind team notes that AlphaZero is an improved version of its famous AlphaGo engine. After feeding basic rules of chess, shogi, and Go, it took AlphaZero, nine hours, 12 hours, and 13 days to learn the games respectively. Then It was then pitted against the world’s best AIs for these games.

Here’s how it went:

  • Chess: AlphaZero won 155 games, lost just six, and drew the rest out of 1000 against Chess master StockFish.
  • Shogi: DeepMind’s AI outperformed the world champion software Elmo in 91.2 percent games.
  • Go: AlphaZero beat AlphaGo in 61 percent of games.