A few months after demonstrating its dominance over the game of Go, DeepMindâ€™s AlphaZero AI has trounced the worldâ€™s top-ranked chess engineâ€”and it did so without any prior knowledge of the game and after just four hours of self-training. AlphaZero is now the most dominant chess playing entity on the planet.
AlphaZero acquired its expertise with no outside help, and with no prior empirical data, such as a database of archived chess games, or well-known chess strategies and openings. Essentially, AlphaZero acquired 1,400 years of human chess knowledgeâ€”and then someâ€”on its own, and in a ludicrously short amount of time.
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