Wednesday April 1, 2020

Kasparov’s polemical move offers insight but lacks real depth

Science: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, By Garry Kasparov with Mig Greengard, John Murray, €17.25

4th June, 2017
Garry Kasparov in training for his match against Deep Blue in 1997 Pic: getty

In the late 18th century, an Austrian inventor began touring the royal houses of Europe with what he claimed was a chess-playing automaton. Rulers and aristocrats queued up to pit their wits against the life-sized model called ‘The Turk’, oblivious to the fact that there was actually a man hidden inside. One of its victims was Napoleon Bonaparte, who was reportedly so incensed at losing to a machine that he swept the pieces off the...

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