From Gobble to Zen: The Quest for Truly Intelligent Software and the Monte Carlo Revolution in Go

  • Ralf FunkeEmail author
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 9)


After the success of chess programming, culminating in Deep Blue, many game programers and advocates of Artificial Intelligence thought that the Asian game of Go would provide a new fruitful field for research. It seemed that the game was too complex to be mastered with anything but new methods mimicking human intelligence. In the end, though, a breakthrough came from applying statistical methods.


Go game Monte Carlo UCT chess artificial intelligence 


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  1. 1.SNAP InnovationHamburgGermany

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