Wednesday, October 27, 2004

thinking machines

Thinking Machine 4 lets you play chess against an artificial intelligence. The brilliant thing about it is that it lets you see what the AI is thinking as it plans its moves, how it examines various possibilities until one becomes dominant.

Thinking Machines 4

In the image above, the AI is planning its next move. The green lines represent moves you might make, while the orange represent moves the AI is considering. Thicker lines are pathways that are more travelled - moves that have a high probability of being useful in more than one possible outcome.