• Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!

  • Programming Computer Go: Reboot! (Lecture / Study / Work Sessions)

    Drew will lecture and/or lead work/study sessions focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame "Go" (bring your laptop!). "This is a meetup for people interested in machine learning at the Seattle Go Center. Participants will learn to program their own go-playing bot, and make it progressively better at defeating humans in a simulated war for the control of finite resources, using AI/ML techniques. Whether you’re Sarah Connor or Gaius Baltar, you should come! The ultimate goal is to have built our own AlphaGo Zero-like reinforcement bots (admittedly they won’t be as strong), and to have learned how the machine learning techniques work. Along the way, we might take some segues to look at github projects like Leela Zero, minigo, etc. Also, it might be fun to look at programs that do Berlekamp’s mathematical endgame calculations." Initial sessions will be structured around the book "Deep Learning and the Game of Go" by Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson (available from Manning Publications). The first sessions will be aimed at writing a Go bot that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online Go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by google deep mind in designing AlphaGo Zero. Most likely there will be opportunities for casual games of Go, for those who are interested. There's no charge for these sessions, but Seattle Go Center does have an admissions policy: first ten visits are free; after that, there are membership options for every budget. ($5/day, or 10 visits card for $35 ($25 with student ID); etc.) Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of Go. See you soon at the Go Center!