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Machine Learning Summit: Applying 'AlphaZero' to Develop AI in Turn-Based Card Games

Zihan Lei  (AI engineer, Netease)

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 3:20pm - 3:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: N/A: I would like to deliver a virtual presentation only

This session introduces the application of AlphaZero in NetEase card games, including the difficulties of turn-based card game AI, the shortcomings of traditional AI rules and how AlphaZero solves these problems. It provides game developers with a set of procedures to develop turn-based card AI, including how to model cards, train each decks, and control difficulty.In NetEase card games, AlphaZero helps game designers to produce stronger AI with lower labor costs. Not only that, AI can also help adjust balance, improve user experience and retention.


The attendee can get some advice of using AlphaZero to develop turn-based card game AI, including how to train AI, control difficulty, and model cards.

Intended Audience

The audience who are insterested in turn-based game AI and MCTS