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It's time for AI to outgrow gaming; Computers have crushed humans in recreational games. Now we should harness this technology for the real world.

Mar 20, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Ariel Procaccia is Gordon McKay professor of computer science at Harvard University.

One of the most triumphant events in the history of artificial intelligence is also remembered as one of the most cringe-worthy. In 1997, the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning chess world champion, in an iconic tournament. Immediately following his loss, the distraught Kasparov cried foul. He claimed to have detected intelligence of the non-artificial variety in De...