Chess and Machine Intuition

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Atkinson (Dept. of Mathematics and Computing Science, U. of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands), a Class B (mediocre) chessplayer himself, tells some of the fascinating stories of the innovations, of the emergence and development of some current concepts, and of the remarkable people who have contributed to the evolution of chess machines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567500264
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Series: Artificial Intelligence Ser.
  • Pages: 184

Table of Contents

1 Did Someone Say Ten Years? 1
2 The Rise of Mechanical Automata 15
3 B. P. 23
4 Minimax 37
5 Brute Force 53
6 Human Intuition 73
7 Human Versus Machine 85
8 Custom-Built Hardware 103
9 Computable Subgames 119
10 Machine Learning 131
11 Machine Intuition 149
Appendix A: Chess Notation 157
Appendix B: Torres y Quevedo's Mating Algorithm 159
Appendix C: Recursive Programming and the Minimax Algorithm 161
References 163
Author Index 169
Subject Index 171
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