We are honoured to be one of the Gold Sponsors of ICML 2021. To promote reinforcement learning (RL), we decide to organise an online Go competition with prize during the conference.
The competition is open to all participants at the conference to challenge our self-learning Go bot.
Go is one of hardest games with a long history in Asia. Alpha Go from Google DeepMind excited the world by demonstrating the first AI that can surpass human world champion.
However, RL is still an expensive and complex machine learning technique mostly used by AI researchers. It is not easily accessible to engineers and businesses without AI experts.
In 2020 we launched a research project BoltzGO to improve classic RL framework scalable, cost-friendly and applicable to more real-world challenges.
We are honoured to be one of the Gold Sponsors of ICML 2021. To promote RL, we decide to organise an online Go competition with prize open to all participants at the Conference to challenge our BoltzGo player.
The BoltzGo competition will take place from July 20th to July 23rd. Considering most participants of the conference are non-professional players, we set our BoltzGo to be entrance level and the game will be on 9x9 Go board.
The participants will be ranked by the score of playing against our BoltzGo bot. The top three winners will be awarded with prize:
We will soon announce more details of the competition on Twitter and website.