Leela Chess Zero - Neural Network AI

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Greppo, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Greppo

    Greppo n00b

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    Any chess enthusiasts contributing to this project? Seems that you need an RTX series GPU to be truly effective in contributing due to tensor cores.

    http://lczero.org/

    Wikipedia -

    "Leela Chess Zero (abbreviated as LCZero, lc0) is a free, open-source, and neural network-based chess engine and distributed computing project. Development has been spearheaded by programmer Gary Linscott, who is also a developer for the Stockfish chess engine. Leela Chess Zero was adapted from the Leela Zero Go engine,[1] which in turn was based on Google's AlphaGo Zero project,[2] also to verify the methods in the AlphaZero paper as applied to the game of chess.

    Like Leela Zero and AlphaGo Zero, Leela Chess Zero starts with no intrinsic chess-specific knowledge other than the basic rules of the game.[1] Leela Chess Zero then learns how to play chess by reinforcement learning from repeated self-play, using a distributed computing network coordinated at the Leela Chess Zero website.

    As of August 2019, Leela Chess Zero had played over 232 million games against itself,[3] and is capable of play at a level that is comparable with Stockfish, the leading conventional chess program.[4][5]"
     
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  2. Gilthanis

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    I had not heard of this until now. Doubt we have a lot that are contributing yet. Do they have any kind of scoring mechanism where people can compete based on their contributions?
     
  3. Greppo

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    Yes on the homepage http://lczero.org/ it has a list of top contributors (determined by # of training games generated).

    Also a very active discord that will answer questions https://discordapp.com/channels/425419482568196106/427066771627966466
     
  4. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Do you know if they export stats? AKA so stats sites can add them to their rankings?
     
  5. Greppo

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    There is a spreadsheet that periodically scrapes the main site for user stats using the IMPORTFROMWEB addon

    You could probably just copy that and use the addon to rescrape whenever you need.
     
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  6. Gilthanis

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  7. Greppo

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    Gotcha.

    Well it shouldnt be too hard to pull stats from that spreadsheet or website directly, depending on what format free-dc normally likes. Im sure the leela site admin would be willing to make any changes necessary to help DC'ers too.