Deep Blue: An Artificial Intelligence Milestone / Edition 1

Deep Blue: An Artificial Intelligence Milestone / Edition 1

by C. Lieserson, Monty Newborn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387954619

ISBN-13: 9780387954615

Pub. Date: 12/06/2002

Publisher: Springer New York

A technological milestone is not just a triumph, but a rare, pivotal watershed: Orville Wright's first flight, NASA's landing on the moon¿the victory of a digital computer, Deep Blue, over world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

"Deep Blue: An Artificial Intelligence Milestone" details the historic endeavor to develop a chess-playing computer

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Overview

A technological milestone is not just a triumph, but a rare, pivotal watershed: Orville Wright's first flight, NASA's landing on the moon¿the victory of a digital computer, Deep Blue, over world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

"Deep Blue: An Artificial Intelligence Milestone" details the historic endeavor to develop a chess-playing computer that would outplay the best human player on Earth. The story tells of the super-talented team of scientists and engineers involved, how one of America's mightiest corporations nurtured that team, and how the team's hard work produced a machine that played epic battles against human beings before eventually proving victorious. Deep Blue's success raises many questions about our future relationship with the digital computer.

Topics and features:

* Offers a comprehensive record of Deep Blue's Development

* Gives the reader insight into the ups and downs of the deep Blue team on its way to finally defeating Gary Kasparov

* Includes appendices that completely record Deep Blue's matches

* Provides many photographs of the participants involved in the journey

* Analyzes Deep Blue's evolution from "hostile force" to "champion" in popular cartoons appearing in newspapers.

The work provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the creation, development, and actions of IBM's Deep Blue technology group and how their computer defeated the world chess champion. Specialists and nonspecialists in AI and computing will discover a fascinating story of one of the major technological milestones in the history of computer science, as well as science in general.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387954615
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/06/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

* Intellectual equals
• Testing the water
• Gaining experience
• Surviving Deep cuts
• From Cape May to Beijing
• Philadelphia
• Rematch negotiations
• A faster and smarter Deep Blue
• Countdown to the rematch
• The rematch—Game 1: Three straight for Kasparov
• The rematch—Game 2: Internet finds break for Deep Blue
• The rematch—Games 3-5: Endgame standoffs
• The rematch—Game 6: A sacrifice and surprising patience
• Deep Blue is triumphant
• The bottom line
• The light side of Deep Blue

* Appendixes of rules, algebraic chess notation, and specific games

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