We will cover AlphaGo Zero, the upgraded version of its predecessor before we finally get into some coding. The main features of AlphaGo Zero address some of the drawbacks of AlphaGo, including its dependency on a large corpus of games played by human experts.
The main differences between AlphaGo Zero and AlphaGo are the following:
- AlphaGo Zero is trained solely with self-play reinforcement learning, meaning it does not rely on any human-generated data or supervision that is used to train AlphaGo
- Policy and value networks are represented as one network with two heads rather than two separate ones
- The input to the network is the board itself as an image, such as a 2D grid; the network does not rely on heuristics and instead uses ...