Artificial intelligence has brought “doubt and suspicion” to the ancient world of shogi, or Japanese chess — Quartz

“Shogi” players are “very respected in Japan. There is a real fear that their status… could be threatened by AI.”

Source: Artificial intelligence has brought “doubt and suspicion” to the ancient world of shogi, or Japanese chess — Quartz

New year’s Shogi ceremony

Satou Amahiko Mejin

On January 5, I was able to attend a guest thanks to Terao Manabu, director of the NPO ISPS ( International Shogi Popularization Society ) To the Shogi New Year’s Ceremony in Japanese sashi hajime shiki 指し初め式. In this ceremony carried out by the priests of the temple next to the federation building, players who currently have a title present their respects to an altar with the form of a giant Shogi piece. At the…

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