Machine vs. Man: Checkmate
from the try,-try-again dept
Newsweek has a short article talking about the next Kasparov vs. computer chess match scheduled for this coming fall. The more interesting point in the article, though, is an explanation of the draw from the last match (most people felt that Kasparov had a superior position and could have won the last game). He admits that a blunder that cost him an earlier game haunted him throughout the rest of the tournament, and he chose to accept a draw, rather than face the possibility of blundering again – something the computer would never worry about. He points out that it’s this flaw that will make it nearly impossible for humans to beat computers in the future.
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Games on machine terms
Why stop at games designed for humans? We could have 7-dimensional chess with pieces that come in shades of grey. In the future, can we design new kinds of bacteria that are really good at playing chess on a petri dish?