Published on Jun 24, 2013
Not long ago, the idea of a computer beating a human at chess was the stuff of science fiction. But some of the most creative programmers of the 1980s and 90s were determined to make it a reality. And they did. In two matches that riveted the world, Deep Blue, the IBM supercomputer, took on the brilliant world chess champion Garry Kasparov, and finally the computer won. Check out WSF's fascinating discussion with computer scientist Murray Campbell, and grand master Joel Benjamin, two key members of IBM's team involved in the epic match-up between man and machine.
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PARTICIPANTS: Joel Benjamin, Murray Campbell
Original program date: June 1, 2013
Participant introductions. 00:04
When did you meet Deep Blue? 1:05
What were the origins of computer chess? 2:39
The prediction that computer will never win? 5:16
How did you get involved with playing against Deep Blue? 7:41
What was the public's reaction to this technology? 12:30
Did the Deep Blue team have you in mind? 16:55
Why did he quit the game? 21:46
Moving technology to Jeopardy. 24:00
Can a computer figure out protein folding? 25:44