Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Open Source Deep Blue
Make Magazine is calling for everyone to collectively request access from IBM, an Open Source advocate, to the Deep Blue source code:
About 9 years ago the humans lost the chess battle to Deep Blue "Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine" is definitely worth seeing if you're interested in that sort of epic...I reviewed the documentary here.
IBM is really active in the open source community, perhaps we could collectively request access to the Deep Blue source to not only see how it beat our best human chess player at the time, but to run our own versions of Deep Blue (it could run on a modern computer for sure by now). It might also clear up a lot of questions on how exactly IBM beat Kasparov too.