08 February 2019

'Game Changer' Excerpts

We saw the press release, AlphaZero Stars in 'Game Changer', including an excerpt from the book. We've seen the authors, where the most recent was 'Game Changer' Interview. Now we'd like to see the book. That excerpt from New in Chess is mainly 'Ch.4 - How AlphaZero thinks', plus a few pages from 'Part III - Themes in AlphaZero’s play' (Ch.6-13).

More pages are available from Google Books: Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI. The section 'Preview this book' is uninterrupted from the cover page through most of Ch.4.

Another reliable source is Amazon.com: Game Changer - Paperback. The 'Look Inside' feature warns, 'This view is of the Kindle edition (2019) from New in Chess', and stops near the beginning of Ch.2.

All of this is sufficient to prove that you don't have to be an expert in AI or NN to appreciate the book; Ch.4 explains everything you need to know. You do, however, need to be a competent chess player. The book is not for beginners.

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