Chess

While browsing YouTube videos late one evening a few months ago, I happened upon a presentation about the Google "Alpha Zero" project. If you've not heard of it, it's a Google artificial intelligence project investigating machine learning techniques, and used chess as an example. Cutting a long story short, the system learned to play chess …

Washington Square Park

While skimming updates posted to the social internet by far flung friends earlier this evening, I got sucked into reading a post recalling somebody's formative years - and how many of their favourite memories were attached to Washington Square Park. I stopped in my tracks, opened a chat window, and asked the author directly:"Is that …

Anyone for Weiqi ?

Our eldest daughter is being taught Japanese at the school she visits twice a week, I think mainly because an insightful teacher realised it would be an “in” with her, after a conversation about Manga and Anime.At dinner she mentioned a board game the teacher had started to show her called “Go”. I will freely …