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AlphaGo Zero: Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge

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Tuesday, 27th August at Skills Matter, London

This meetup is organised by London Data Science Journal Club Starts at 7:00 PM.

AlphaGo Zero: Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge

“Humankind has accumulated Go knowledge from millions of games played over thousands of years, collectively distilled into patterns, proverbs and books. In the space of a few days, starting tabula rasa, AlphaGo Zero was able to rediscover much of this Go knowledge, as well as novel strategies that provide new insights into the oldest of games.” - Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge.

In this session we’ll discuss the paper describing AlphaGo Zero, one of DeepMind’s systems that has reached superhuman level play in the game of Go.

The paper and supplementary materials are as follows:

- Paper
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Cheat sheet from Applied Data Science
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Blog explanation

A note about the Journal Club format:

  1. The sessions usually start with a 5-10 minute introduction to the paper by the topic volunteer, followed by splitting into smaller groups to discuss the paper and other materials. We finish the session by coming together for about 15 minutes to discuss what we have learned as a group and ask questions around the room.
  2. There is no speaker at Journal Club. One of the community has volunteered their time to suggest the topic and start the session, but most of the discussion comes from within the groups.
  3. You will get more benefit from the session if you read the paper or other materials in advance. We try to provide (where we can find them) accompanying blog posts, relevant code and other summaries of the topic to serve as entry points.
  4. If you don't have time to do much preparation, please come anyway. You will probably have something to contribute, and even if you just end up following the other discussions, you can still learn a lot.
  5. It's OK just to read the blog post or watch the video :)
  6. We don't have spare copies of the paper during the session, so please print out your own if you want a hard copy for discussion. For digital copies, you are welcome to use your laptops/tablets/phones during the session.

Attending Members

Overview

AlphaGo Zero: Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge

“Humankind has accumulated Go knowledge from millions of games played over thousands of years, collectively distilled into patterns, proverbs and books. In the space of a few days, starting tabula rasa, AlphaGo Zero was able to rediscover much of this Go knowledge, as well as novel strategies that provide new insights into the oldest of games.” - Mastering the Game of Go without Human Knowledge.

In this session we’ll discuss the paper describing AlphaGo Zero, one of DeepMind’s systems that has reached superhuman level play in the game of Go.

The paper and supplementary materials are as follows:

- Paper
-
Cheat sheet from Applied Data Science
-
Blog explanation

A note about the Journal Club format:

  1. The sessions usually start with a 5-10 minute introduction to the paper by the topic volunteer, followed by splitting into smaller groups to discuss the paper and other materials. We finish the session by coming together for about 15 minutes to discuss what we have learned as a group and ask questions around the room.
  2. There is no speaker at Journal Club. One of the community has volunteered their time to suggest the topic and start the session, but most of the discussion comes from within the groups.
  3. You will get more benefit from the session if you read the paper or other materials in advance. We try to provide (where we can find them) accompanying blog posts, relevant code and other summaries of the topic to serve as entry points.
  4. If you don't have time to do much preparation, please come anyway. You will probably have something to contribute, and even if you just end up following the other discussions, you can still learn a lot.
  5. It's OK just to read the blog post or watch the video :)
  6. We don't have spare copies of the paper during the session, so please print out your own if you want a hard copy for discussion. For digital copies, you are welcome to use your laptops/tablets/phones during the session.
Who's coming?

Attending Members