Playing chess with GPT-3?

I just thought this would be an interesting challenge. Anyone interested in trying this out?

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I hit up a friend of mine who is a former state champion chess player. Here’s the first game. It seems GPT-3 was doing okay-ish until he castled and then GPT-3 started making illegal/impossible moves. Going to continue experimenting with ways to represent the board state and moves. But it seems that GPT-3 can at least play a few opening moves of chess legally.

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i tried it using Algebraic notation as the input so far i haven’t hit any weird or illegal moves
playground chess GPT

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Yeah I suspect that representation is the key point here. But chess is a solved problem so I don’t expect gpt-3 to do it well, but I’m impressed it can!

When I was first accepted into the beta program, I played GPT in tic-tac-toe.

The little stinker cheated:
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:joy::joy::joy:

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Yeah, I too tried to play Tic Tac Toe in many different formats, even drawing the game field. After a couple of moves GPT started stacking onto existing pieces. Oh, well…

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GPT-3 has some limitations when it comes to creating certain games and images. I wonder if a big part of it is GPT-3 not knowing that multi-line responses could represent a game board, larger picture, etc.

I’ve tried to get it to produce ASCII art and sudoku boards, but neither were very fruitful. I’d be curious to hear how someone might have success in coaxing GPT-3 to play chess (fairly), create a sudoku board, or even post some ASCII art.

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It did some ASCII mazes, but very limited.