- AI and games
- Computer chess
- The IBM machine
beat the chess world champion
- Deep Blue beat Kasparov,
and though examining 200 million moves a second is a pretty ridiculous way to do it,
I still can't help but cheer.
- Incidentally, when people say Kasparov only examines 4 moves a second, how do they know?
That's all he's conscious of,
but maybe his subconscious parallel pattern-matchers are examining hundreds of moves a second.
Or implicitly examining millions of moves a second
by passing the current board position through a neural machine that has the results of millions of past moves compiled into it.
Only the best of the subconscious matches get passed up to the conscious for heavy-duty analysis.
How Intelligent is Deep Blue?
by Drew McDermott,
New York Times, May 14, 1997.
- The conspiracy theory movie
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine
suggests that IBM cheated,
that Kasparov was beaten by a man-machine combination,
rather than just a machine.
Kasparov himself made such accusations after the match.
- Actually, note that even if the conspiracy theory is true,
this is still a huge step for AI,
that a man-machine combination could now beat the
- I don't believe the conspiracy theory, though.
wouldn't risk their reputation by cheating on something as important as this.
That's not really the way the world works.
There is a simpler and less exciting explanation: a bad loser.
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