Fifteen Years Ago Today, a Computer Became the World's Best Chess Player

On this day in 1997, Garry Kasparov sat down to his final day of chess with IBM's Deep Blue. It didn't go well, and eventually the computer won, beating the expert on the final day of a six-game competition. The result changed the way we think about computer intelligence for good. » 5/11/12 8:34am 5/11/12 8:34am