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January 20th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

The first mention of Cepheus was a blurb on Memphis Mojo’s site. Cephus is the University in Alberta’a answer to the Texas road warrior  — move over Doyle and Slim.

Today, I saw a two-part review from the legal side.  This was from CRAAKERS — Iowa’s answer to Perry Mason.  He has been to goto blogger for the legal look at our now illegal fun.   He is also known for long articles.  How long?  Well, in comparison Rob is a poseur.   Take a look at his thoughtful piece listed above.

Cepheus is another program that challenges human thought.  It’s a kissing cousin of Deep Blue’s chess prowess and Watson’s skill at Jeopardy. Mankind is doomed.  There actually has been a lot of discussion of that of late — real discussion.

Cepheus is an idea that has been around for a long time — neural networks.  The idea with them is that they learn on their own through trial and error.  Much like a babe moving from diaper filler to human being.  The approach today is much more advanced and able to use the huge leap in processor power provided by the processor on graphics cards which lend it architectural differences to such activity.  Graphics processors are massively parallel in scope.

With online poker a thing of the past or lurking out there with Silk Road, how are we to get our poker fix then?  Well, the fine folks at The University of Alberta are willing to let you have your play game fix.  Yes, you can now pit your skill (or lack) against Cepheus.   Their site will let you play against it. It will be true game theory against our thoughts of grandeur.

Play Cepheus

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  1. January 20th, 2015 at 12:15 | #1

    There is a podcast with the scientists being interviewed by poker players Andrew Brokos and Nate Mayvis. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but it is here:


  2. January 20th, 2015 at 13:00 | #2

    This means I suck even more now?

  3. January 20th, 2015 at 13:12 | #3

    Sounding like even Tony will be stalking you. Better click on the link and let us know whether to put a GPS tracker on your next Vegas rental so that the sharks can follow you around easier.

    I don’t know about you; but, I never thought limit Hold’em was a strength of mine. Hence, this should be a non-event.

  4. January 21st, 2015 at 17:22 | #4

    Last summer, I went to Nolan Dalla and told him that they keep listing me in the chip updates as from California. He was real nice about it, and changed my name from David Smith to David (W.) Smith, and promised to make sure it listed me from (at that time) Walls MS.

    Waldo? Hah!

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