Artificial Intelligence

  • Stephen Webb
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


About one hundred years after Bierce wrote this story, a computer chess program beat the world’s best player, Garry Kasparov. Although the program proved to be better than Kasparov at calculating moves in chess, a human still had to physically make the moves for the program: some tasks we find trivial remain difficult for computers (and vice versa). As computers continue to become more powerful, however, might we be entering an age in which they can do everything better than humans?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.DCQE University of PortsmouthLee-on-the-SolentUK

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