Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Shodan Go Bet

I am a natural optimist. A hopeless optimist. I spend hours battling against myself with carefully constructed cynicism, but things still get past my guard. And one day, back in 1997, I made the mistake of putting my money where my mouth is. Let me tell you were it all started...

http://dcook.org/gobet/

(About a bet I made with John Tromp, in 1997, that a computer could beat him at the game of go before the year 2011; the above URL is to publicize this bet and also has places where you can vote with your opinion and leave comments. If you enjoy it please do link to it, blog about it, tell your friends, etc.)

3 comments:

keith.s.wilkinson said...

How would you like to be paid to research computer GO programs?
JAIST is looking for an Associate Professor to do research into "Computers and Games".

darren said...

Thanks - unfortunately academic organizations are very fussy about academic qualifications of which I have too few ;-)

darren said...

By the way, Japanese translation of the gobet page is now available:
http://dcook.org/gobet/index.ja.html

And after 80 votes "Darren winning" is now third of three choices... (though only just).