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Posted: 2018-07-23 12:38
I've been reading Deep Thought, Kasparov's book on AI in chess and in general.

Has anybody read it?

It's quite enjoyable. Obviously he loves writing about chess, but it's actually a good book on the philosophy of AI and deep learning.

Somehow he manages to get this "truth out of the mouths of babies" thing - he doesn't know about trees, so he looks at the forest. And it's quite interesting what he sees.

Anyway, I am only half way through. It may still go south. But so far, good return on ten quid or so.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur


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Joined: Jun 2004
Posted: 2018-08-03 17:44
Thank you for pointers!

It was a perfect read for a lazy summer.

My impressions, Garik Kimovich Weinstein
is not a humble person (I was tempted to count the
number of occurrences of the word I in the book)
and a sore looser (he acknowledges it himself.)

As per deep thoughts, I didn't encounter any.
Haven't searched enough.

The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom Henry L. Mencken


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Joined: Feb 2011
Posted: 2019-05-11 22:36
>My impressions, Garik Kimovich Weinstein is not a humble person
Indeed he is not, but he has enough rights not to be :)

>and a sore loser
Well, finally yes but recalling how he struggled (and won) against Karpov (I watched it, being a pre-teenage kid) and as he has beaten the Deep Thought (the predecessor of Deep Blue), his (mis)behavior is IMO (partially) forgivable :) - Knowledge rather than Hope: A Book for Retail Investors and Mathematical Finance Students
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