The Wall Street Journal is running a story titled, “Learning to Love Intelligent Machines”. It introduces the story with “Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential”.
That was over twenty years ago (for those of us who were old enough to have followed the story as it happened). Kasparov resigned the final game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997 and became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine. In the last few years, we have seen more examples of artificial intelligence being applied in ways that make machines smarter, subsequently making us smarter. How can we forget that Expedia has replaced travel agents, IBM’s Watson beat the best human Jeopardy players, and a driverless car made a 9-day trip from San Francisco to […]