Re: Deep Blue - white paper

Arona Ndiaye (
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 09:16:13 +0200

Greetings to each and everyone,

<<But in the end it was simply brute force that crushed Kasparov>>

nope, it was a mistake.. Garry 'just relaxed' at the wrong moment. It's happened to _any good_ chess player.
You know this opening 'inside/out', you're excited... you make a mistake...

With all due respect: a machine will never be 'better' than a human chess player. It's not just about winning it. It's about enjoying it...

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> on 02/09/99 04:13:32

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Deep Blue involved some innovations with respect to the shape of the search tree - the ability to project some single lines 60 moves into the future, for example. But in the end it was simply brute force that crushed Kasparov. Deep Blue's feat cannot be compared to cognition; it was an autonomic process that happened to play chess.

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