from recent posts in computer-go my guess is:
the strongest programs will use DCNN and
Both approaches seem to be quite independent and each giving more than 100ELO. Abakus already bet zen with adaptive playouts and Aya reports good success with DCNN.
Therefore I prepare for adaptive playouts. Looking into this showed, that we are really 5 years behind with playout policy. I did not recognize how different other playouts were:(
I prepared to use real liberty data structures (did not harm performance)
I prepared crazy stone playout style (we had mogo before with modifications into this direction)
I prepared the first 7 features used in Graf paper, but did not debug yet.
At the moment I am not sure, if it will ever be possible to nicely pull from my fork to Francois repository:(