The IBM computer that beat Gary Kasparov at chess is being put out to grass - after 'Deep Blue' turned down a repeat challenge from Kasparov, who was unhappy at the way the machine played.
Earlier this year, 'VNU Newswire' revealed that IBM itself thought Deep Blue was incapable of beating Kasparov singlehanded. A senior executive at the company, and leader of the Deep Blue team, admitted that 18 programmers and a US Grand Master had worked round the clock to anticipate Kasparov's every move.
The system will now be used to crunch numbers rather than chess grand masters.
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