Thursday, July 6, 2017

Go Game Can Help You Improve Your Skills In Analytics and Programming.

I will start this post telling a story of how the game called Go, catapulted me into learning mathematics.



The physics career is based on math from very basic to the most complex. By the time I started that career, my preparation was very poor and for that reason it was very difficult for me to advance in my studies. Luckily, in college there were a lot of comrades playing Go, which until that moment never caught my eye. I decided to learn to play it, finding it difficult enough at first, but with practice it became more natural and interesting.

When I began to understand the Go game, I also began to understand different academic subjects such as differential and integral calculus, higher algebra, linear algebra and other subjects that required a lot of structured thinking, the Go helped my brain to click on math in an incredible way.

The Go, allows our brain to create, maintain and exercise neural connections, so it also helps us learn and practice programming languages.

In general, the Go is a millennial game in which the objective is to seize as much territory as possible and not to let your opponent obtain it, for this you must have a lot of ability to count quickly and to anticipate a certain amount of future moves.
You can get more information about Go in the following link:
https://www.britgo.org/intro/history



There are different platforms to play Go with people from practically all the world, one of them is Kiseido go server that is 100% free: https://www.kiseido.com/

I would like to mention that playing Go would be a great way to calm the stress of employees engaged in technical intellectual work while at the same time strengthening their cognitive skills.

Finally, I share the following information about Go and Artificial Intelligence:

In October 2015, AlphaGo became the first computer program ever to beat a professional Go player by winning 5-0 against the reigning 3-times European Champion Fan Hui (2-dan pro). That work was featured in a front cover article in the science journal Nature in January 2016.