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Post #1 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm 
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My name is Luke and I live in Chicago, IL. I am fairly new to go, I started about 3 weeks ago and I have begun to grasp the basics and win more games on a 9x9 than I lose at the rank I am at on OGS (~25k). Professionally I am a software developer and this game scratches a similar itch as my job. I love puzzles so this game is a perfect fit. I have not only fallen in love but I have already introduced a few friends to the game as well and they love it too!

I look forward to improving and enjoying this community :).

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Post #2 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Welcome, Luke. :)

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Post #3 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Hi! There are surprising number of programmers here. Have you tried writing a go AI yet?

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Post #4 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:05 pm 
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emeraldemon wrote:
Hi! There are surprising number of programmers here. Have you tried writing a go AI yet?


Haha yeah right! I have not tried that... there's a reason why Google only made such great achievements less than 5 years ago ;). A chess AI would be considerably easier and even that I have not approached. But then again, I do mostly web application development. Usually it would be someone with more of a data science or machine learning background who could do that.

Although, I have much respect to anyone trying to do it! It's an incredibly complex game and my feeble mind only grasps the smallest bit of it :).

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:22 pm 
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my feeble mind only grasps the smallest bit of it :).
Even top humans feel this way now. :)

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