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Subject: Re: What is Botvinnik's legacy to computer chess?

Author: blass uri

Date: 07:01:46 02/20/00

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On February 20, 2000 at 02:35:02, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On February 20, 2000 at 02:25:32, Eelco de Groot wrote:
>>Botvinnik worked for many years on his program Pioneer but had very poor
>>hardware available to him in the USSR. It could solve some very difficult
>>positions from Botwinnik's games but never reached the stage where it could play
>>whole games as far as I know.
>The essence of intelligence is generalization, and the ability to generalize,
>however poorly, is built into any chess program very early on.  Anyone can
>create a program in under 24 hours that plays a complete game.

I do not think that anyone can create a program in under 24 hours that plays a
complete game of chess even if the task is only to choose a random move.

Maybe you are right about professional programmers but
there are many people who do not know to create computer programs and many
people are going to fail in the task of creating a chess program that play chess
in under 24 hours even if they know something about programs but did only some
simple programs of not more than some hundreds of lines.


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