IBM OWES MANKIND A REMATCH

A TIME EXCLUSIVE: STILL SMARTING FROM HIS STUNNING DEFEAT, GARRY KASPAROV TALKS BACK TO THE COMPUTER THAT BEAT HIM

In the article I wrote for TIME last year after my victorious match against IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer in Philadelphia, I expressed my surprise and amazement at seeing a new kind of intelligence. I referred to Game 1, in which the computer's decision to sacrifice a pawn, based strictly on the machine's calculations, coincided with what a human would have done using human logic. Thus I stepped into a discussion of whether artificial intelligence has to be an exact copy of human thinking procedures or whether we should judge intelligence by the end result. I viewed the match with an improved...

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