- January 7, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Science and Tech
Context – In 1996, Garry Kasparov, then world chess champion, squared off against an opponent that went by the name ‘Deep Blue’, a unique opponent — a computer powered with the ability to evaluate 200 million positions per second
- Deep Blue is a chess-playing supercomputer developed by IBM.
- It was the first computer to win both a chess game and match against a reigning world champion under regular time controls.
- It first played world champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in 1996, where it lost two games to four. The computer was upgraded and played once more against Kasparov in 1997. Having won three and drawn one of the six game series, it became the first computer system to defeat a reigning world champion in a match under standard chess tournament time controls.
- Deep Blue’s victory was considered a milestone in the history of artificial intelligence and has been the subject of several books and films.