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The Grand Challenge of Computer Go: Monte Carlo Tree Search and Extensions

Abstract : The ancient oriental game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. For decades, com- puter Go has defied the classical methods in game tree search that worked so successfully for chess and checkers. How- ever, recent play in computer Go has been transformed by a new paradigm for tree search based on Monte-Carlo meth- ods. Programs based on Monte-Carlo tree search now play at human-master levels and are beginning to challenge top professional players. In this paper we describe the leading algorithms for Monte-Carlo tree search and explain how they have advanced the state of the art in computer Go.
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Sylvain Gelly, Marc Schoenauer, Michèle Sebag, Olivier Teytaud, Levente Kocsis, et al.. The Grand Challenge of Computer Go: Monte Carlo Tree Search and Extensions. Communications- ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, 2012, 55 (3), pp.106-113. ⟨hal-00695370v3⟩