Man Versus Machine

It is the next chapter in the story of man versus machine.

Garry Kasparov, the number one chess player in the world, drew his six-game series against supercomputer Deep Junior. The match was covered online by X3D, a 3-D Internet imaging company (though I'm not certain what the 3-D effect would have added to the chess match).

"The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem. … I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists." — Marcel Duchamp

Art aside, how does he feel playing on behalf of the entire human species (and superseding the Super Bowl while he's at it)? Or is he?


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  1. sportsBabel » instant karma's gonna get you says:

    [...] entire game could be played via notation at this point — which, in fact, is what happens with computer chess — maintaining any relation to Ono's white pieces remains strictly an exercise in [...]