HEROZ,inc.(HEROZ) possesses a unique core technology of artificial intelligence (AI) that has defeated professional shogi (Japanese chess) players in public matches developed by our top engineers. HEROZ has accumulated such a machine learning technique through the development of smartphone apps such as “Shogi Wars”, “CHESS HEROZ” and “BackgammonAce”.
Meanwhile, as a supporting member of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, HEROZ keeps up with the trend of cutting edge AI, considering it as an important strategic field.
Currently, HEROZ focuses on planning, developing and operating intellectual games for smart phones, however, will apply and expand its cutting edge AI technology in various fields in the future.
Intellectual games have been gaining attention for AI development from the old times.
Possible variations to move=about 10^120
DeepBlue defeated a human player (1997)
Possible variations to move=about 10^220
AI developed by HEROZ’ engineer defeats an active professional Shogi player (2013)
Possible variations to move=about 10^320
AlphaGo defeated a human player (2016, 2017)
History of AI Development for Shogi
An innovation of machine learning takes place in 2004.
In the next 10 years, AI reaches to an equivalent level as the top human professional shogi players.
【Computer Shogi Software A chart showing the improvement of AI】
Elements required for AI
Due to the characteristics of computers, “judgments and decision makings” in shogi have been a challenge for a long period of time.
【A Tree of Examining Possible Moves Ahead】
Innovation of Machine Learning in 2004
Development of AI for shogi enters into the world of automatic learning by machines and machine power (cloud, cluster connection).
An Image of Assessment Function Production by Machine Learning
By developing intellectual games, HEROZ accumulates AI related methods such as machine learning with the use of big data and deep learning that can be applied to and utilized in various fields in the future.