Deep Blue

Deep Blue is the chess-play­ing pro­gram, built by IBM, that defeated the reign­ing world chess cham­pion, Garry Kas­parov, in 1997. Modern al­gorithms play much bet­ter chess, us­ing much less com­put­ing power, but Deep Blue still holds the place in his­tory of hav­ing first played su­per­hu­man chess rel­a­tive to the best hu­man player at the time. See http://​​en.wikipe­​​wiki/​​Deep_Blue_(chess_com­puter).


  • Vingean uncertainty

    You can’t pre­dict the ex­act ac­tions of an agent smarter than you—so is there any­thing you can say about them?