Artificial Intelligence: Will a Computer Checkmate a Chess Champion at Last?

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Science  02 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5249, pp. 599
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5249.599


In a series of games in Philadelphia beginning on 10 February, chess master Gary Kasparov will go face-to-interface with Deep Blue, a computer chess program developed at IBM. Some experts think that for the first time, a computer has a chance of beating a human champion. Building on the latest techniques, Deep Blue's strategy is not to outsmart its opponent but to outsearch him, by looking many moves ahead and ferreting out what looks like the best line of play. Computers/Math