Product and feature refinements are part of the development cycle for every technology company.
As chess gets popular and into the mainstream tech and AI world , it has many potential to be integrated as part of the software product features.
To build on top of Chess and AI in general, here are three ideas I had brainstormed
- Automation of tedious tasks
- Image recognition to seamlessly integrate physical and online world
- Chess Self-learning from the machines
There are thousands of games played daily in the chess world, and a few hundred will be published in TWIC.
Stronger players would like to dig thru all the latest trend in the openings, and new players would like to improve their favorite tactics from all the games played recently.
Human can do both of the above tasks, but it is much more efficient to have the machines to automate these tasks, and have chess players access the information needed with a click of a button.
Historically, chess students learn history or famous players by reading thru books. In today’s world, books are still more organized than online platforms.
What if an image recognition software can take a picture of a chess diagram, and immediately sync-up with any chess database, then we can merge any information from the physical world into the web sphere.
Essentially we want to build a chess encyclopedia crowdsourced by chess fans.
Self-Learning from Computers
DecodeChess is helping chess players translate Stockfish evaluations. What I’ve been thinking ahead is to have AI learn from historical famous chess players, and build a program to imitate that particular player.
Once the program is activated, chess fans around the world can choose their own favorite player, and have that program imitate the style.
We are in an exciting time to help chess gain popularity thru technology.
Chess players with tech interests can gain more by leveraging the technology advancement to improve their own games.
When you need a break from studying a complicated rook-endgame, take a walk outside, think about how AI and technology can help your chess and popularize our favorite game to more interested players!