Man versus machine: 5 times computers triumphed over humans

Twenty years ago this week a computer first beat world champion and Grandmaster Gary Kasparov at a game of chess. It wasn’t a one-off – computers are outsmarting us mere mortals in various ways. From tricking us into thinking they’re human, thrashing us at general knowledge quizzes and beating us at board games, these computers are taking no prisoners. Hopefully some of their knowhow will rub off on us come quiz time…. Deep Blue beats chess champion On February 10, 1996, world chess champion Gary Kasparov took on IBM’s Deep Blue computer. Deep Blue won the first game, making it the first time a computer had beaten a reigning world chess champion under normal tournament conditions and time controls. While Kasparov went on to win the match, Deep Blue beat…


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