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|Posted by Roleni at Mar 25, 2012 8:25:05 PM|
A hundred possibilities per move is already discarding a good 90% (or more) of the technically possible moves. ;) The point is, the numbers work in an exponential manner that eventually puts a limit on computational power; human brains don't have that same limit, because they cut out far more than 90% of the possibilities, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage to having a brain.
Anyway, I'll cede the issue of speed - but that's also something that OOO should be able to detect, and enforce. So for a bot to really be good enough to count as legitimately good, it should be able to perform well at a humanly possible speed.
And a quick Google/YouYube finds that what ready examples of bots are out there...can't. Sure, improvements would help, but we're talking MASSIVE improvements. Much much more than "a few tweaks". I was actually impressed with a few of the bots - one in particular was quite good whenever it had a putty bucket - but they still have multiple fundamental errors. I could list a good half-dozen or so, but I'd rather not help any botters improve their program. :P
Besides, to be honest, if I treated carpentry like grandmasters treat chess, I would *expect* to hit MP^16 damn near every time. (Well, actually, I'd go with MP^15; it's better to get that and finish with another masterpiece than try to force the sixteenth and instead end up with two craftmanships.) Most of the time that I don't, it's because I've made a blunder, which I often notice if I'm focusing well.
This. In effect, my skepticism of the prevalence and usefulness of bots and other cheating mechanisms shouldn't really matter; I'd prefer the rules simply be enforced better.
@Wok: I do think your comment on my skeptical tendencies is a legitimate one. I'll get back to it some time that I don't have multiple homework assignments to work on. :P
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