Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov? | Playbook


“The IBM team did tweak the algorithms between games, but part of what they were doing was fixing the bug that resulted in that unexpected move. The machine made a mistake, then they made sure it wouldn???t do it again. The irony is that the move had messed with Kasporav???s mind, and there was no one to fix this bug.

???Kasparov had concluded that the counterintuitive play must be a sign of superior intelligence,??? Campbell told Silver. ???He had never considered that it was simply a bug.???”

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