Make your own chess engine and change the world!

Teodor Elstad

Simen Granlund

Half-day workshop - in English

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the world. Everything from autonomous vehicles to self-checkout cash registers is changing the face of many industries, and computers outperform people in an ever-increasing number of tasks. Words such as neural networks, machine learning and intelligent agents gets thrown around a lot, and it can be difficult to know where to start if you want to venture into the world of artificial intelligence.

In this workshop we'll cover the basics. First you'll get an introduction to a couple of fundamental classical artificial intelligence topics. Then you'll use those techniques to make your own chess engine. Finally you'll put your chess engine to the test by competing against the other workshop participants.

This is the workshop for those who learn by doing, enjoy chess, and want to learn about some of the basic building blocks of artificial intelligence. The focus is on hands-on programming, and you'll travel home with practical experience and knowledge of several classic AI-related techniques.

Bring your laptop and join the adventure of making your own home-made chess engine!

Primarily for: Developers

Participant requirements: Participants have to bring their laptop and take a quick look at the installation instructions at