If you love chess and strategy games, don’t miss the opportunity to learn Shogi, Japanese chess. Natasha Regan and Matthew Sadler, two of the UK’s leading chess players, introduce you to this fascinating game and explain how DeepMind is using Shogi to develop AI.


Having studied mathematics at Cambridge University, Natasha Regan is an insurance and risk management professional and an accomplished games player. She has represented England at chess, Go and Shogi and is a 7-times UK Pair Go champion. Natasha, with Matthew Sadler is the co-author of two chess books, both of which have won the prestigious ECF Book of the Year award. Her book, Game Changer tells the story of DeepMind’s self-taught AI AlphaZero and what chess players can learn from AlphaZero’s games.

Matthew Sadler is a chess grandmaster, a 2-times British Champion and a medal-winning member of the English Olympiad team, currently ranked 43rd in the world and no 2 in England. Matthew is also a prize-winning chess author and writer. Game Changer – co-authored with Natasha Regan – won the prestigious ECF and FIDE book of the year prizes.


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