The Turk

A reminder to myself: before the advent of Deep Blue and the leveraging of chess code, there was The Turk, purportedly a chess-playing automaton, but in fact a clever hoax.

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

    [...] secured — in short, remembered? If there were no hands moving the pieces around the board, but only the pieces collectively moving themselves, would such archiving occur nonetheless — perhaps automatically, as a new form of instant [...]

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