They're science guys Ed. I think we should consider ourselves honoured that we could feature as true Drosophilas of AI. They've set their sights on other things than sports titles.Rebel wrote:To me it sounds as brutal commerce, we AZ are now WCEelco de Groot wrote:I think that he means that Stockfish 8 was the previous TCEC winner, which would be correct, although you can have doubts that TCEC is not a FIDE recognized championship. Houdini now being the TCEC champion. I don't think Mark Lefler would have liked much being Alpha Zero's guinea pig instead of SF, although he would have liked learning from the games.Rebel wrote: #2. What does David Silver mean when he says: "this previous world champion"?
I don't blame them, these are exciting times. And if they are frightening to some, scientists rarely let that stop them.
It is like the acient story -or legend/myth?- of the Golem. They say that the name comes from the word for clay, but I also see the root Gol again, as in Golgotha, 'Gol' meaning skull. And is Golem really not related to Gollem, which the above link denies? Tolkien knew a lot about the roots of Christianity. Golem reads a bit like "dead man" to me. But I'm not an expert on Hebrew
Clay. Live may have arisen from clay.
Golem, Frankenstein's monster. Or the Greek myth of Pygmalion. Why is this all so old in man's memory or fantasy. At a time when nobody had ever seen a machine? At least not that we know of. "Wheels within wheels" it says somewhere in the bible. Count the number of metallic robots in Greek mythology.