|The Master of Yosai Porcelain will provide a keynote lecture (2005, Dec. 8)|
|The Master of Yosai Porcelain, Mr. Yasokichi Tokuda will provide a keynote
lecture at the symposium on December 8. The keynote lecture will be followed
by a panel discussion in the symposium. Mr. Nobuyuki Ouchi and Professor
Kei-ichi Omoto will join the panel. A tentative program is here.
|An international symposium and computer shogi tournament (2005, Nov. 16-17)|
|An international symposium and computer shogi tournament will be held on
November 16-17. Professor Jaap van den Herik, a Guest of honor for the
opening ceremony for our new research institute °»Research Unit for Computers
and Games°…. A tentative program is here. The tournament result is here..
|Master, Pieces and Shogi (2005, Oct. 11)|
|The Master Craftsman in the domain of shogi pieces, Mr. Ryoson Kumazawa provided his lecture. The program is here.|
|Computers and Games Research: Past, Present and Futer (2005, Sep. 29-30)|
|Four keynote lectures were provided at the Fall Symposium of °»Masters and
Their Intelligences°… JAIST internal project. The program is here.
|Man-Machine Exhibition Match ? Tacos challenging GM (2005, Sep. 18)|
|In the 29th Hokkoku Osho-Cup Shogi Tournament which was held on 18th September
2005 in Komatsu, Japan, a non-handicap game between Computer and GM was
played in public. It was the first time in the history of computer shogi.
5-dan brilliant GM, Mr. Takanori Hashimoto was so brave to accept the challenging
task to defend the human intelligence in the domain of shogi. Tacos played
first and chose the static rook line in the opening. GM Hashimoto followed
the opening line while changing his bishop with the bishop of Tacos. Tacos
had a good development with some advantages in the opening and middle game,
even till the 80th moves. Audience including many amateur players expected
that Tacos would be going to win. However, GM Hashimoto made a miracle
defense and Tacos had started to play somewhat strange moves.
|Tacos Won Shogi Tournament at the 10th Computer Olympiad (2005, Sep. 10)|
|The first Computer Olympiad was held in London (UK) in 1989. Since then,
the competition has continued to attract renowned computer game software
designers from around the world. Taiwan has vigorously participated in
this world-class event for several years, with outstanding results. This
was the first time the competition is held in Taipei, in close cooperation
with Chang Jung Christian University and the Institute of Information Science,
Academia Sinica. The 10th Computer Olympiad was held on September 3-10.
TACOS, a computer shogi program which has been developed in one of our
research project won the gold medal. The research project has been in part
supported by PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency.
|Prof. Iida gave a keynote lecture at the 11th ACG Conference (2005, Sep. 7)|
|The Advances in Computer Games Conference (ACG), formerly known as the
Advances in Computer Chess Conference, is organized by the International
Computer Games Association. The objective of the conference is to provide
an international forum for researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence,
as applied to computer games, to present the latest results of their ongoing
work. This bi-annual forum has a long and reputable history in the field
of computer games. The 10th ACG was held in Austria in 2003. This year,
the conference was held in Asia for the first time. The 11th ACG was held
from September 6 to September 8 at the Institute of Information Science,
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. In the conference, Prof. dr. Hiroyuki
Iida was invited to be a keynote speaker. The lecture title was °»Towards
dynamics of intelligence in the filed of games°….