AlphaZero learns chess in four hours

You may have heard of Google’s deep learning system AlphaGo that learned to play Go better than the best human. Well, the latest incarnation, AlphaZero, has learned to play chess better than the best computer chess playing system, Stockfish. However, what is most remarkable is that AlphaZero took only four hours to learn how to play chess! Read all about it in Chess.com. Machine learning is advancing very rapidly.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/12/alphazero-learns-chess-in-four-hours.html

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Mozilla’s Open Source Speech Recognition Model and Voice Dataset

Mozilla has just announced the initial release of Mozilla’s open source speech recognition model that has an accuracy approaching what humans can perceive when listening to the same recordings. They are also releasing the world’s second-largest publicly available voice dataset, which was contributed to by nearly 20,000 people globally. This looks like it will be a very useful resource for researchers.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2017/12/mozillas-open-source-speech-recognition.html