Re: Computers and games

Ka-Ping Yee (
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 01:34:26 -0700

John K Clark wrote:
> the two most common examples given
> were Go and Othello. Last week a computer beat Takeshi Murakami, the world
> Othello champion, 6 games in a row. Any bets on how long Go will hold out?

Wow -- hadn't heard about the Othello match.

I tend to think that Go will take a while because it seems a few
orders of magnitude more combinatorially complex than chess.
Let's see... without quantum computers, 10 years; with quantum
computers, 5 years? Only a stab in the dark, of course. (You
can't ever be shown right unless you make a prediction...)