Some Studies in Machine Learning Using the Game of Checkers

  title={Some Studies in Machine Learning Using the Game of Checkers},
  author={A. Samuel},
  journal={IBM J. Res. Dev.},
  • A. Samuel
  • Published 1959
  • Computer Science
  • IBM J. Res. Dev.
The studies reported here have been concerned with the programming of a digital computer to behave in a way which, if done by human beings or animals, would be described as involving the process of learning. While this is not the place to dwell on the importance of machine-learning procedures, or to discourse on the philosophical aspects,1 there is obviously a very large amount of work, now done by people, which is quite trivial in its demands on the intellect but does, nevertheless, involve… Expand
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