So you've all seen this, right? EA used machine learning to make A.I. better than you at ‘Battlefield 1’ It seems that AI is everywhere these days, from self driving cars to thermostats. Unfortunately, while amazing progress is being made by some, my recent results look more like this: It's a chicken and an egg … Continue reading AI progress
I've been running training sessions for my latest model for roughly two months now and just getting frustrated. Progress is extremely slow, as the model is still infantile in its ability to play Gomoku. Looking at my adventures with Connect 4, the main things I learned are: Smaller training sets are fine as they are … Continue reading Slow Progress
I'm already facing up to the fact that the sheer amount of data in a game of Gobang / Gomoku / Connect 5 is quite a bit larger than in Connect 4; after all, the board is 15x15, where a Connect4 board is 7x6. 225 spaces on the board instead of 42 means you have … Continue reading A geometric explosion of data
The model I was training by only playing against me simply wasn't improving enough. A few thousand games in I realized how hopeless the idea of hand generating training data was, and gave up. I tried a new model, named Curly, which consisted of a single convolutional layer followed by a fully connected layer of … Continue reading I haven’t lost… quite.