Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI
Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov but only after a multi-year effort involving special hardware and was a program that was specifically designed to play chess.
Blondie24 'evolved itself' using non-special hardware (Pentium 400MHz) and in a matter of months beats 99% of all human players - WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT DRAUGHTS.
Part 1 of the book is an overview of the...more
The main point he makes about AI in computer learning is important and profound. We have computers like Deep Blue to play chess, but these computers haven't actually learned anything. They are hand fed the human knowledge. Deep Blue can play chess but out of the box would fall flat on it's face in a game of ...more
The story of a project with the aim of developing a learning artificial intellegence. Blondie24 is a program with a neural net and an evolutionary algorithm, which without much guidance learned to play checkers and crack a rating of 2000.
It never reached the high performance of programs that have been explicitly programmed with rules, but the way it reached its high function was extraordinary.
A set of weights were assigned to programs on a random basis, and the ...more