01 February 2019

'Game Changer' Interview

Summing up last week's post, AlphaZero Stars in 'Game Changer', I quoted from the press release for the book:-

The highly anticipated book Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI will be released on Friday, January 25, at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

On the same day, the Youtube channel 'Tata Steel Chess' released an interview with one of the book's authors.

Natasha Regan - Co-author Game Changer (5:37) • 'Published on Jan 25, 2019'

Without having read the book, what can be said about it that hasn't already been said? For starters, it's not the first effort by the same team: Chess For Life, Sadler and Regan (matthewsadler.me.uk).

Winner of the [English Chess Federation] 'Book of the Year' prize 2016; "Sadler and Regan have between them written an important and original book"

According to Regan, 'We thought that we could do the same type of book for AlphaZero.' The authors approached DeepMind's Demis Hassabis and one thing led to the next and to the next and to the next...

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