Friday, 5 June 2009

Captcha and Chess

I’m having problems beating my computer at chess. In fact I’m losing every time I play.

But I shouldn’t be ashamed. Computers make good chess players and International Master David Levy famously lost to Deep Thought back in 1989. The next to fall was the then reigning world champion Garry Kasparov. He lost a 1996 match with IBM's Deep Blue.

And then in November-December 2006, World Champion Vladimir Kramnik played Deep Fritz. The computer won 4-2.

So that’s pretty much that. The computers have nothing to prove anymore and they are better chess players even than the world’s best human players. Kinda sad when you think about it but it doesn’t mean there will be a time when machines and computers overpower us once and for all. The science fiction writers point to a future when that will happen. But that’s a long, long way off – and will probably never even arrive. Cos even an idiot can get a Captcha code correct. But as for the world’s most powerful computer? Well it’s gonna be struggling…

OMG! What the hell does Google think it’s playing at!!!!!