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Comment Re:Editorial Summary is Terrible (Score 1) 284

I don't think it's that there aren't a lot of low UID posters around, because I still seem to see names I recognize fairly often. However, I suspect that slashdot has changed the way it weights giving out mod points, possibly to try and remove biases. It used to seem like I had mod points pretty much all of the time and now it's maybe just a couple of times a year. Regardless of whether low UID posters are gone or mod point changes have taken place, the problem seems to be that shitposters aren't modded down anymore and there's no ability to guide the conversation away from political bullshit.

Comment Re: Reverse AI (Score 1) 131

Chess AI really isn't that advanced at all. Chess is not a solved game, so for beginning part (the first 15-25 moves) computers are actually very poor. They compensate by selecting moves from a database of human games pruned by humans for computer use. It's more like a scripted response than AI. However as the game simplifies and becomes more of a tactical question than a strategic one computers are in their own league. To prepare for the tournament the players will look over a database of chess games selecting what they feel is relevant for their oppent and then manually search for new moves/ideas in those positions. Computers make sure there are no tactical errors and double check the players work.

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