Friday, August 12, 2005

A History of Computer Chess

The Computer History Museum, reputed to be the largest of its kind in the world, is about to celebrate the relationship between computers and chess. The whole exhibit will occupy some 1,000 sq feet and spans five decades computer chess history.

The topic of chess is a fascinating way for visitors of diverse backgrounds to learn about computing history. Chess resonates with the general public as a difficult problem to solve for people and machines alike. From this launching point, visitors can explore some important software concepts—abstract and traditionally challenging topics to explain," said Toole. "For the Museum, this exhibit is our 'opening move' since it serves as a prototype of others that we will develop throughout the next phases of our evolution.
The press release is available here.

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