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Monthly Archives: October 2003

A little like Asimov’s Psychohistory…


A couple of news articles showing just how predictable human behavior is. Free will or no, individual choices get subsumed by the mass of humanity interacting together–so a cohesive pattern can emerge from a bunch of people acting individually. In the stock market [Nature Publishing Group] In salary distributions [The New Yorker] In general human […]

AI and Go


Many Faces: one of the best AIs, available for demo on a 9×9 board TurboGo: mediocre AI with good openings and a joseki database. Good for starting out. GnuGo: General go backend (needs a frontend like Jago or gGo).