Sergei Markoff

SERGEI MARKOFF

AI ENGINEER

CHESS

SmarThink, an UCI/WB compatible chess engine written in plain C. The engine contains a lot of knowledge to guide the search, and has an aggressive attacking style. SmarThink uses original techniques in search and evaluation based on complex analysis including the use of ideas of Mikhail Botvinnik. SmarThink played various tournaments in Russia, and became Russian computer chess champion in 2004, CIS computer chess champion at the CCCCISC 2005, and third at the CCCCISC 2008 behind WildCat and Strelka.

SmarThink v1.97 — December 2016 release of the engine. Major changes:

— more agressive use of SEE for move ordering (even for non-captures);
— move generator changed to use magic bitboards;
— several search reduction improvements;
— adaptive aspiration window (based on depth and score);
— new TT entry priority scheme based on best move index;
— several optimizations;
— further eval tuning.

Click here to download.

For futher details and downloads see SmarThink site.

SLIDES

AI: scandals, intrigues, investigations (pptx) (ru) (download)
AI: scandals, intrigues, investigations (Guttenberg's smoke-room variation) (pptx) (ru) (download)
AI: scandals, intrigues, investigations (less text and more pics variation) (pptx) (ru) (download)
AI and literature/natural language (pptx) (download)
Human-eating electrosheep: possible influence of AI development on the labour market (pptx) (ru) (download)
AI and machine learning (pptx) (ru) (download)
Neural networks (pptx) (ru) (download)
Neural networks` creative work (pptx) (ru) (download)
Homo ex machina: perspectives of mind uploading (pptx) (ru) (download)
Homo ex machina: perspectives of mind uploading («Kocherga» version) (pptx) (ru) (download)
Homo ex machina: perspectives of mind uploading («Set-Up» version) (pptx) (ru) (download)
Homo ex machina: perspectives of mind uploading (Kazan version) (pptx) (ru) (download)
Homo ex machina: to connect human and machine («The Day of New Populariser» version) (pptx) (ru) (download)
The Legend of Golem in the days of AI (pptx) (ru) (download)

Link to sources and supplementary materials

Link to Data Science Wiki (ru)

Video:
Reconnaissance Survey: Sergei Markoff on machine learning (ru)
AI for dummies | IQ (ru)
Sergei Markoff. AI: history and perspectives («Nauchka») (ru)
Sergei Markoff. AI and natural language («Kocherga») (ru)
Open interactive lection: «Future at the gates». Speaker Sergei Markoff (Kazan, «Evolution») (ru)
Sergei Markoff: mind uploading (ru)
Reconnaissance Survey: Sergei Markoff on artificial intelligence

Publications:
AI: imitation, trickery and real achievements (mail.ru, Geektimes) (ru)
Play at God's level: how AI is learned to beat human (mail.ru, Geektimes) (ru)
Human-eating electrosheep: possible influence of AI development on the labour market (mail.ru, Geektimes) (ru)
Homo ex machina: mind uploading perspectives (mail.ru, Geektimes) (ru)

SOCIAL NETWORK PROFILES AND CONTACTS

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