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One jump ahead : computer perfection at checkers

Author: Jonathan Schaeffer
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Depicts the creation of the world champion checkers computer program, Chinook. This book details the mistakes and technical problems made and the lessons learned in the continuous effort to improve Chinook's performance, revealing the human factor behind the program's design"--Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Schaeffer
ISBN: 9780387765754 0387765751
OCLC Number: 228572689
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: xix, 585 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Opening Game.- I Feel I Can't Lose.- ThisWas Going To Be Easy.- BottomlessWell.- The Middle Game.- Valuable Lessons.- The Illusion of Intelligence.- A Nobel Turing Trio.- Didn't Samuel Solve That Game?.- The Case for the Prosecution.- As Close to Perfection As Humanly Possible.- You Look Like a Checkers Player.- The Fudge Factor.- I Feel Like a Teenager Again.- Gentlemen, Start Your Engines.- Trust Me.- A Wake-Up Call.- Prelude to Disaster.- Programmed by God.- Divine Intervention.- DissensionWithin the Ranks.- Home Away From Home.- It's a Draw!.- Let Me Suggest the Unthinkable.- The End Game.- Gentlemen's Agreement.- I'm Ready to Go.- The Game Score.- As Good As God.- The Final Frontier.- Quiet Satisfaction.- As Close to Perfection as Computationally Possible.- I Know I Can't Lose.- Past and Present..- Sluicing for Gold by Robert Lake.- A Long Journey by Paul Lu..- Recollections and Reflections by Norman Treloar.- Personal Recollections by Martin Bryant.- Solving the Problem of a Checkers Solving Program by Neil Burch..- Checkered Past by Rebecca Schaeffer.- Checkered Out by Steph Schaeffer.
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The new edition of this extraordinary book depicts the creation of the world champion checkers computer program, Chinook. Written by the originator and leader of the Chinook team, it also reveals the  Read more...

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