When Garry Kasparov was beaten by a computer, the world watched in amazement. Today, we look back on the event and see more than a spectacular chess computer. We see an opportunity to better understand the human mind and our potential as chess players.
With the likes of Lichess and Chess.com connecting us with chess players all over the world, the online chess computer is something we are all too familiar with. We live in an age where smart technology and complex algorithms are so prominent that we often overlook the ingenious processing working in the background. We may also forget that this manipulation of big data and complex decision making originated from the idea that a computer could beat a human in the game of chess.
The ultimate challenge for a team of computer scientists began at