World Chess Champion Whupped by a Computer

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Wow, that sucks to be the champ, although computers are smart these days…

Vladimir Kramnik, the current (human) world chess champion has just been beaten by Deep Fritz, a chess-playing computer program. Fritz won 2 of the 6 games held in Bonn Germany, with the other 4 ending in a draw.

Before the match, Kramnik prophetically stated: “The day will come when we will no longer have a chance against computers. If I indeed manage to beat Fritz in this match it will probably be the last time that a human being wins against a computer“. Former champ Anatoly Karpov agrees and is quoted as saying (Cyrillic alert – try FreeTranslation.com) that his preferred remedy to the inequality inherent in human-machine matchups is to level the playing field by providing chess players with access to the same databases used by the machines, and to allow humans additional time, about 30-35 minutes more per game.

via wagthis via gadgetmaniac

2 Responses to World Chess Champion Whupped by a Computer

  1. Pingback: LOG OF english » Chess champion loses to computer - and- IBM please open up Deep Blue already

  2. Izl says:

    Haha, i beat computers at checkers 😛

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