Frequently Asked Questions
- What can I do with AI Sensei?
- How does AI Sensei help me focus during study?
- Do I need to install anything for AI Sensei?
- Which Go AI do you use?
- What subscription plans are available?
- Can I analyze as many games as I want?
- How long does it take to review my game?
- Does it work on mobile?
- How can I share my reviews?
- Which keyboard shortcuts are available?
- Who is behind AI Sensei?
- Where can I give feedback about this website?
- Can you sponsor my Go tournament / stream / other event?
What can I do with AI Sensei?
AI Sensei is a tool that analyzes Go games for you. Once you upload an SGF (or GIB, NGF, UGF, UGI) file, it gets analyzed with strong Go AI in our powerful cloud. Then, you can use our intuitive web board to learn about mistakes and how the AI would have played instead. All reviews are permanently stored, so you can study them again and again, or share them with anybody.
How does AI Sensei help me focus during study?
AI Sensei is a very efficient study tools, since it makes you focus on the things that matter most: Your mistakes. You can quickly go through the biggest mistakes to learn the gist from your game, and you can always come back for repetition or deeper analysis.
Do I need to install anything for AI Sensei?
No, we run everything in our cloud, so all you need to get started is an SGF file of the game you want to analyze.
Which Go AI do you use?
We are using recent stable versions of Katago or Leela Zero (with the latest 40-block network).
They are very, very strong, even at the lower playout count. But there might be weak spots, too - especially ladders and seki can be a problem. So don’t just blindly believe anything - no matter if you are learning from AI Sensei, a human, or even a book!
What subscription plans are available?
There are four subscription levels that differ in analysis strength and length of the shown variations:
|about 4 moves
|about 10 moves
|5.95 $ or 4.95 €
|about 15 moves
|11.95 $ or 9.95 €
|about 18 moves
|27.95 $ or 24.95 €
You can cancel anytime by choosing "Free" again. You will keep the plan until the end of the period.
Free is for occasional players or to try out AI Sensei. With 50 playouts, the AI should already beat many pro players in a game, but it might misread life & death situations sometimes. Its AI variations are about 4 moves long.
Basic gives you access to high quality reviews for a small price. Using 500 playouts, the AI has superhuman strength and will output variations that are about 10 moves long, depending on the position ...
Dan offers ambitious students a powerful analysis. Its 2500 playouts per move result in very precise and deep reading. The variations are about 15 moves on average, sometimes even longer.
Pro is intended for the most intensive Go training. Using 10000 playouts, it will give you variation lengths of about 18 moves on average.
The sample game links above show the same game analyzed with all levels, so you can compare the differences for yourself.
So which one should I take now?
When in doubt, just start with Basic. It's really good already. Then you can always upgrade if you need more.
Can I analyze as many games as I want?
Yes. While we may enforce some upload limits to prevent abuse, they won't affect any reasonable usage.
How long does it take to review my game?
It usually takes only a few minutes, even for high quality reviews. We can achieve this high speed by using up to 10 of the best available machines in parallel to review a single game.
Does it work on mobile?
Yes, you can just open the website in your browser, on any device. After logging in, you can access all your reviews or upload new games. It’s really cool being able to analyze your tournament game right after it finished!
How can I share my reviews?
First, make sure the “public” checkbox is activated when uploading the game (or set that later in the game view). Then, you can just copy the web address of the game and share the link with your teachers, opponents, and friends. They can access the review without needing an AI Sensei account themselves.
Which keyboard shortcuts are available?
(On Mac, use the Command key instead of Ctrl)
Mouse wheel up over board
|Go back one move
Mouse wheel down over board
|Go forward one move
|Go to beginning of game/variation or
go to previous game in training
|Go to end of game/variation or
go to next game in training
|Go to previous mistake or problem
|Go to next mistake or problem
|Cycle to previous variation
|Cycle to next variation
|Select variation A-Z
|Set mistake threshold to 0-9
|Toggle add / remove problem
|Leave variation / trial board / quiz
|Toggle use points / percent
|Cycle territory prediction
|Toggle show all AI variations
|List only black mistakes
|List only white mistakes
|List all mistakes
|Show problem hint
|Show problem solution
|Delete trial board variation
Who is behind AI Sensei?
AI Sensei is developed by Benjamin Teuber, Erik Ouchterlony, and Max Dohme.
Where can I give feedback about this website?
We are looking forward to hearing from you, be it for praise, critique, ideas, or bug reports. You can either use the "Give Feedback" button in the site navigation bar or write an email to [email protected].