Playing Othello
Active from 1994 - 1997
When evolved against a positional strategy of Iago, evolution discovered how to turn the initial disadvantage in material into a novel advantage: mobility strategy. Neuroevolution can also be used to improve play of existing programs in novel ways: for example, a network can be evolved to filter the information minimax search is allowed to see, and thereby compensate for deficiencies in minimax and the heuristic function.