Kasparov's next move
Kasparov dwells on his next move against IBM supercomputer Deeper Blue, May 4, 1997, in game two of their six-game tournament. (Photo by Computerworld)

Kasparov v. Deep Blue (1996)
Kasparov v. Deeper Blue (1997)
Kasparov v. Deep Junior (2002)

Garry Kasparov got tired. Deep Blue never did.

Garry Kasparov's high-profile games against IBM's Deep Blue in 1996 and Deeper Blue in 1997 were touted by the media as the ultimate contest between man and machine, raw processing power versus strategy and skill.

Kasparov was given the sacred task of defending mankind's honor against the machine's cold, calculating march. The chess match was considered to be a test of human dominance in terms of intelligence. Appropriately enough, Newsweek magazine's cover story was titled "The Brain's Last Stand."

The Russian chess grandmaster won the 1996 game 4-2, but lost the 1997 game 3.5-2.5 after an early game six blunder cost him dearly. He has never fully explained that gaffe to this day, although he did admit the game's long stretches eventually wore him out.

This project will cover the growing media and pop culture fascination with "AI," or "artificial intelligence." Moore's Law and the Turing Test are two important scientific laws and postulations that form the foundation for AI studies. You can't have one without the other, they must both simultaneously co-exist at the same time.

To help visualize the technobabble inherent in the Turing Test and Moore's Law, I will give plot synopses of "Terminator"s 1 and 2,
"AI: Artificial Intelligence," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Blade Runner".

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