KataGo’s ‘Perfect Selfplay’

Published 27 Apr 2021 by antti (last edited 27 Apr 2021)

This commentary on KataGo’s self-played game is originally from my Kifu newsletter last September. I am now publishing this as free extra content to our website’s readers.

The KataGo that plays black and white in this game is the newest 40-block version from last September, with playout counts at best rising to about 1,000,000.

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Tanukki wrote 6 months ago:

AI can be very compromising, like professionals, in how they use their influence. I can't quite replicate that, but I'm pleased to see that control of the center is highly valued.
I think many people misunderstand AI and their love affair with 3-3 invasions to mean that nothing exists in the center and only cash matters, when really what it means is more like "I'm so strong, I can take the cash and ALSO control the center."