WTP B-side, Vol. 9: Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue
For this B-side episode, we take you back in time for a bit of tech history. In May of 1997, IBM’s chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, took on World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in New York City. Deep Blue won the match, and became the first computer program to defeat a world champion in a match under tournament conditions. The year before, Kasparov had won the previous battle between the two in Philadelphia, but Deep Blue did manage to take a game from Kasparov. Listen in as two people who witnessed the match describe the scene. Perfect B-side stuff!
Oh, and I tagged on a bit about Stonehenge at the end. I couldn’t resist. Here’s a teaser.
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