Jonathan Schaeffer

Hosted at Art Gallery of Alberta

part of a series on Chance

About the speaker

Jonathan’s research area is artificial intelligence (AI). He is best known for his work applying AI technology to the problem of building high performance game-playing programs, as well as tackling the challenges of the commercial computer games industry.

He is the author of the checkers-playing program Chinook, the first computer program to win a human world championship. In 2007 his team announced that the game had been solved: perfect play by both sides leads to a draw.

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