Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The Mechanical Turk: An 18th Century Chess Playing Robot

quote [ In the late 18th century, a Hungarian inventor named Wolfgang von Kempelen presented to Empress Maria Theresa of Austria a sensational mechanical robot. Unlike other automatons of the era that can perform elaborate activities such as play an instrument or write with ink on paper, Kempelen’s machine displayed human-like intelligence—it was able to play chess against any human opponent and play well enough to challenge him. ]

All you highly paid chess machines
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:28amGMT]

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cb361 said @ 11:55am GMT on 30th Nov
Life Chess finds a way

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