May 2, 2017
Better Computer Go Player with Neural Network and Long-Term Prediction
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)
Competing with top human players in the ancient game of Go has been a longterm goal of artificial intelligence. Recent works [Maddison et al. (2015); Clark & Storkey (2015)] show that search is not strictly necessary for machine Go players. A pure pattern-matching approach, based on a Deep Convolutional Neural Network (DCNN) that predicts the next move, can perform as well as Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS)-based open source Go engines such as Pachi [Baudis & Gailly (2012)] if its search budget is limited. We extend this idea in our bot named darkforest, which relies on a DCNN designed for long-term predictions.
By: Yuandong Tian, Yan Zhu
Facebook AI Research