“After reading the paper but especially seeing the games I thought, well, I always wondered how it would be if a superior species landed on earth and showed us how they play chess. I feel now I know.”

– Chess Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen

It took AlphaZero only four hours to “learn” chess from scracth and beat in a 100-game match Stockfish – the top players go-to preparation engine – with 28 wins, 72 draws, and zero losses. Full paper here

Link: Google’s AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish

Sun 10 Dec 2017

A mashup print of pop culture and news from 2017. All references here Link: Here’s to 2017
Action packed short film with visual effects and references to sci-fi, manga, marvel flicks and tv shows.
Hybrid 2D/3D anime to be released next year, featuring a time displaced Batman in feudal Japan. (via Cartoon Brew)
“For detailed analysis of each film, and notes on the making of this video, visit IndieWire.”
Debatable picks, exquisite editing. (via Kottke)
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