Chips Challenging Champions: Games, Computers and Artificial Intelligence

Chips Challenging Champions: Games, Computers and Artificial Intelligence

by J. Schaeffer, H.J. van den Herik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444509496

ISBN-13: 9780444509499

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science

One of the earliest dreams of the fledgling field of artificial intelligence (AI) was to build computer programs that could play games as well as or better than the best human players. Despite early optimism in the field, the challenge proved to be surprisingly difficult. However, the 1990s saw amazing progress. Computers are now better than humans in checkers,

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Overview

One of the earliest dreams of the fledgling field of artificial intelligence (AI) was to build computer programs that could play games as well as or better than the best human players. Despite early optimism in the field, the challenge proved to be surprisingly difficult. However, the 1990s saw amazing progress. Computers are now better than humans in checkers, Othello and Scrabble; are at least as good as the best humans in backgammon and chess; and are rapidly improving at hex, go, poker, and shogi. This book documents the progress made in computers playing games and puzzles. The book is the definitive source for material of high-performance game-playing programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444509499
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
0.77(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Games, computers, and artificial intelligence3
2Disjoint pattern database heuristics13
3Sokoban: Enhancing general single-agent search methods using domain knowledge27
4A probabilistic approach to solving crossword puzzles61
5Deep Blue97
6Improving heuristic mini-max search by supervised learning125
7A hierarchical approach to computer hex141
8Computer shogi161
9Computer go185
10Programming backgammon using self-teaching neural nets223
11The challenge of poker243
12World-championship-caliber Scrabble283
13Games solved: Now and in the future321
Author Index357

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