Re: Computers and games
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 17:34:38 -0400 (EDT)

Ka-Ping Yee <> wrote:

> John K Clark wrote:
> >
> > the two most common examples given
> > were Go and Othello. Last week a computer beat Takeshi Murakami, the
> > Othello champion, 6 games in a row. Any bets on how long Go will hold
> Wow -- hadn't heard about the Othello match.
> I tend to think that Go will take a while because it seems a few
> orders of magnitude more combinatorially complex than chess.
> Let's see... without quantum computers, 10 years; with quantum
> computers, 5 years? Only a stab in the dark, of course. (You
> can't ever be shown right unless you make a prediction...)

I'll give it 2 years and with a standard PC. Providing you use genetic
algorithms, instead of Deep Blue's 'expert system' approach. We should be
able to evolve a damn good Go playing computer. More power only gives you
more speed, mass parallel processing would be more desirable.