It took AlphaZero, the artificial intelligence system created by DeepMind, just nine hours of self-learning to beat the world’s strongest chess engine.

Now in this special evening devoted both to chess and AI, Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, Women’s International Master Natasha Regan and Thore Graepel, Research Scientist at DeepMind, will discuss:

– how all chess players will improve their game by studying AlphaZero’s stunning discoveries in every field of chess that matters: opening play, piece mobility, initiative, attacking techniques, long-term sacrifices and much more.


– The exciting story behind how AlphaZero was developed, and how AI might one day not only play games, but help provide solutions for a variety of society’s most pressing challenges.




In Game Changer, readers will discover:

● The foundations of AlphaZero’s unique and “beautiful” style of play, featuring unexpected strategies, miraculous defences and game-changing sacrifices – and how human players can emulate elements of its style to improve their own game

● Demis Hassabis’ journey from promising English junior chess player to founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading artificial intelligence company




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