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Friday, March 30, 2018

CSI Talk on Chess and AI

Yesterdays CSI Talk:

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Talk byKesav VisWanadha:  "AlphaZero 1 - Chess 0: How Modern AI is Reshaping Thought"

Abstract: Artificial intelligence in chess has existed for a long time - it was more than 20 years ago that IBM’s Deep Blue defeated then-world champion Garry Kasparov in a chess match. If chess was played so well by computers back then, what more do computer scientists have to learn from this game? There have been many advancements in AI research since Deep Blue that have fundamentally changed the way we view a machine’s ability to mimic human thought. I will discuss the recent Alpha Zero vs. Stockfish chess match and its implications on the chess world and beyond as AI rises to unprecedented levels in its applications.

Bio: Kesav Viswanadha - I am a first-year undergrad at UC Berkeley majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). I am an International Master of chess and have been competing in tournaments around the globe since the age of 5. My experience in chess combined with my passion for computer science has led me to become excited about AI and machine learning, especially since chess engines have had a large influence on the way I trained for chess tournaments.  GitHub: https://github.com/chess123

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