The advent of neural network go programs ushers in a new international standard for amateur dan strength. However one development has to take place, before such a standard can be implemented. The strongest neural network program has to be trained in handicap go, before it can be held up as a standard. Once it has been trained, then by definition, the strongest program can be considered as equivalent to a 9-dan amateur, in order to rank amateur dan players. As a result, kyu rankings follow suit, based on the number of handicap stones needed against an amateur dan player.