DEEPER IN THOUGHT

CHAMPION GARRY KASPAROV WILL SOON BATTLE A SMARTER VERSION OF DEEP BLUE, THE IBM COMPUTER THAT SPOOKED HIM--AND MANKIND--A YEAR AGO

It's move 16, and Deep Blue is thinking. Or rather, Deep Blue's 512 processors are reviewing 200 million chess positions per second in order to create the illusion that Deep Blue is thinking. And it isn't really Deep Blue either. It's what the guys at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, call Deeper Blue: the second generation of the original Deep Blue, the infamous chess program that one year ago threw a stunning uppercut to human self-esteem by winning the first game of its six-game match against world champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov, of course, went on...

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