English Draughts AI

Benedict Morris

Supervised by Yukun Lai, Moderated by Martin Caminada

English draughts is played on an 8??8 chequered board with twelve pieces per side. The pieces move and capture diagonally forward, until they reach the opposite end of the board, when they are crowned and may thereafter move and capture both backward and forward. Developing AI to play human games can give inisights into the potential problem solving abilties of artificial intelligences, as well as showing the general public the power and value of AI research. This project would involve creating a GUI and board for playing Draughts, and an AI player capable of playing the game with a varying difficulty level.

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