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February 17, 1996 | Jack Peters
World chess champion Garry Kasparov defeated the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on Friday, giving himself an unbeatable lead going into the last game of their man-versus-machine contest. The victory gives Kasparov a 3-2 lead in the Philadelphia competition. The 32-year-old world chess champion has two wins and the computer has one. There have been two draws.
June 3, 2005 | Kevin Crust;Kevin Thomas
Filmmaker Len Morris' densely packed informational documentary on child labor, "Stolen Childhoods," crisscrosses the globe, visiting eight countries -- including the United States -- to illustrate the severity of the circumstances under which a reported 246 million children toil. An impassioned plea for change, the film balances bleak, Dickensian conditions with details of a growing number of international programs designed to combat the epidemic.
February 14, 1996 | Jack Peters
The third game of the match between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and the supercomputer Deep Blue was drawn Tuesday in Philadelphia. Each player has won once, and the score is tied at 1 1/2 to 1 1/2. The Assn. of Computing and Machinery is conducting the six-game match as part of the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the creation of ENIAC, the first computer. ACM has offered $400,000 to the winner.
As Bugzilla and Venomous slug it out, an intense but soft-spoken computer programmer watches from his apartment in Newbury Park. Carlos Justiniano has nine computers arrayed on a table in front of his four-poster bed. Sleeping just four hours a night, he pours himself into his fast-growing pet project--a globe-girdling network of computers that he hopes will one day play killer chess. He says it will be the largest chess computer network ever.
April 25, 1988 | NANCY CHURNIN
Even through the rows of cement slabs that define the sidewalks of the Bronx, an occasional sprig of green might wend its way through the cracks to curl wistfully toward the sun. There is a similar feel to the story of the emotionally battered young man and woman in the Bronx-based "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," playing at the Bowery Theatre through May 19.
February 20, 2003 | Gaby Wood, Gaby Wood, a writer for the Observer in London, is the author of "Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life" (2002, Alfred A. Knopf).
Some days ago in New York City, Garry Kasparov played what he called the first fair chess match between a man and a machine. It ended in a draw and was, as Kasparov saw it, a way of putting to rights the injustice he had felt during the famous chess match he played in 1997, as world champion, against the IBM computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost then, a result he claimed had come about only through human intervention in the machine.
February 17, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
"Jeopardy!" has a new champion, and its name is Watson. During the Wednesday finale of the three-day "Jeopardy!" challenge that pitted all-stars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter against an IBM supercomputer, the machine beat the men. Watson finished with $77,147, Jennings with $24,000 and Rutter with $21,600. The win is a publicity coup for IBM, which created Watson as part of its Great Mind Challenge series. The company hopes to sell Watson's question-answering technology for use in hospitals and on call-center help desks.
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