The development of chess engines has transformed chess over the last 25 years. The approach is now popular with the emergence fo the Leela Chess Zero .. Read more project: an open-source chess engine based upon AlphaGo. Their approach is take the output from an AI system, Stockfish in the case of chess, and then to provide an explanation based upon high level concepts such as deduction chains (“if this then that”) and counterfactuals (“if this hadn’t happened”). Prize funds in women-only competitions have increased considerably in recent years. Female professional chess players are earning more than ever and are doing much better than men with similar ratings. But in spite of all the resources flowing their way, top female ratings have been stagnating over the last 15 years. Is this due to the incentives for top female players to focus on women-only competitions?
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