Monday, September 26, 2005

Respecting Chip Head

Back in the late '50's, some guy predicted that computers will eventually solve chess. It hasn't happened yet. And I doubt that this will happen. Actually, truth be told, I am hoping that it will never happen.

As if there's hasn't been enough write-ups on chess and computers, the LA Times featured this interesting little piece on the weekend.

For that reason, computing and artificial-intelligence professionals still seem to regard Deep Blue's victory as somehow unsatisfactory, the cybernetic equivalent of a boxer who pulverizes every opponent by sheer muscle, but doesn't have the slightest sense of technique or finesse.

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