Opinion | Using artificial intelligence more effectively4 min read 13 Nov 2018, 09:16 PM IST
If we don’t lose faith in its promise, AI will eventually deliver
In 1770, long before computers were invented, Wolfgang von Kempelen built what was widely believed to be the world’s first intelligent machine—a device so smart that it consistently beat some of the best minds of the day at chess. This human sized chess-playing automaton was dressed up to look like a turbaned Turk (because it was believed that chess originated in Turkey) and could physically move the pieces around the board in response to moves made by its opponent.
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