Convolutional Monte Carlo Rollouts for the Game of Go

Peter H Jin, Kurt Keutzer

Jan 01, 1970 (modified: Feb 18, 2016) ICLR 2016 workshop submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: In this work, we present a Monte Carlo tree search-based program for playing Go which uses convolutional rollouts. Our method performs MCTS in batches, explores the Monte Carlo tree using Thompson sampling and a convolutional policy network, and evaluates convnet-based rollouts on the GPU. We achieve strong win rates against an open source Go program and attain competitive results against state of the art convolutional net-based Go-playing programs.
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