Google Computer to Take On World Champion of GO

It has been nearly 30 years since IBM developed the chess playing artificial intelligence system known as Deep Thought, which eventually took on then world-renowned chess champion Garry Kasparov.  They played the first of two six-game chess matches in Philadelphia in 1996.  Kasparov won this match.  Deep Blue, however, won the second match in New York City the following year.  This marked the first time a computer would defeat a world champion under grand tournament conditions. More importantly, though, it marked the first real evidence of the power of artificial intelligence.  The match was so monumental, in fact, it became the subject of the documentary film, The Man vs The Machine. And in the last two decades since this match, artificial intelligence has vastly improved.  In fact, “machine thinking” is…


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