Saturday, July 21, 2007

Canadian Researchers "Solve" Checkers

This is both a fascinating and slightly sad story: Canadian researchers have developed a program that can't lose in checkers, thereby "solving" the game, for all intents and purposes. It's silly, I know, because we slow humans can continue to play the game with each other, but there's something about a computer being invincible at it that takes something away from the fun.

It's like we're just amateurs the minute we pull out a board. I hope the same doesn't happen soon with chess.

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