May 11 1997 – Deep Blue Defeats Garry Kasparov

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May 11 1997 – Deep Blue Defeats Garry Kasparov5 (100%) 1 vote Fifteen months after the first man-versus-machine chess match-up, world champion Garry Kasparov faced Deep Blue — an IBM supercomputer — in New York City. Competing in a traditional six-game format, Deep Blue became the first computer to beat a grandmaster on May 11, 1997. In defeating a human at one of the most thought-intensive games ever invented, Deep Blue exploded myths about the limits of digital intelligence. For IBM, the Deep Blue victory was nearly a decade in the making. The project began as a graduate study by Feng-hsiung Hsu while working on his master’s degree at Carnegie […]