Book Review: Kasparov's Deep Thinking
Is AI our enemy? Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov answers that question through Deep Thinking. It’s a fascinating record of how chess machine programming has evolved over decades, from a concept by Alan Turing to IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer that finally defeated the grandmaster. Millenials should take notice. They missed the era when computers were easily out-maneuvered by good players. Kasparov walks us through that history. The problem wasn’t simply the feeble computation power (there are billions of possibilities in the first few moves, yet the fastest computers were much slower than today’s average smartphone).