stormsewer: (graveyard tree)
Occasionally I have known I was going to devote large chunks of my life to some pursuit even when I had little or no experience with it. The game of Go was one of those things, and today I feel like working out my relationship with it in writing.Read more... )
stormsewer: (power lines)
So, I've been toying with genetic algorithms a bit. Making a genetic algorithm basically involves making a list of responses to every situation the algorithm might encounter. Typically you start with a random pool of algorithms, compete them, mutate and mix and match the winners' genomes to make a new generation, and then repeat indefinitely. (Does this process sound familiar?) The idea of encoding a response for every possible situation works well for some problems, but not for others. For instance, it would never work for teaching a computer to play go. Why not? )

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