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My GPW paper: Crazy Stone 1984, running on the MO5

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:09 am
by RĂ©mi Coulom
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title: Playing Board Games with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network on the Motorola 6809 8-Bit Microprocessor
While training deep-learning neural networks often requires considerable amounts of computing power, inference is efficient, and can be run on small devices. Cell phones are a typical example, but they are still rather powerful. The research presented in this paper takes the challenge to the extreme by running a Go-playing convolutional neural network on the 6809 CPU, an 8-bit microprocessor launched by Motorola in 1978. The software was implemented on a Thomson MO5 microcomputer, and reached a playing strength on par with GNU Go.