February 17, 1996 |
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 |
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.
June 4, 2011 |
Indigo is something of a mystery. It sits between the more familiar purple and blue of rainbows. And it's the elusive center of Catherine E. McKinley's "Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World" which like its eponymous shade, falls somewhere between more familiar poles. As history, it wanders, sometimes too hastily, through millenniums and contents to trace the reach and power of indigo dye and fabric. As memoir, it gorgeously recounts McKinley's journey to West Africa's teeming markets and churning factories, through funerals and uprisings, to find "the bluest of blues.
February 14, 1996 |
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.
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July 22, 2002 |
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 |
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 |
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.