Applicants, who should be skilled in computing and mathematics, may be asked to play a chess grandmaster as part of the entrance procedure. "I am not saying they would have to defeat Kasparov, but when I analyse this game I must see potential," said Professor Vas. He says Kasparov's agent is optimistic the ex-world champion will agree to give lectures. "It's about strategy and tactics, and how you can get a chess computer that can gradually learn by itself to become the strongest intelligent machine in the world," said Professor Vas. He said the idea was to design the computers using techniques from the study of artificial intelligence.
Preface to Workshop Notes Welcome to the AAAI-97 Workshop Deep Blue vs. Kasparov: the Significance for Artificial Intelligence! The impetus for this workshop is the historic 1996 chess match between Garry Kasparov and the chess playing system Deep Blue. The extensive popular media attention generated as the result of the match has brought issues related to the nature and possibility of intelligence, as well as research in artificial intelligence, once again to the forefront of popular culture. Kasparov himself was quoted in TIME Magazine as one who "sensed a new kind of intelligence across the table". The theme of the workshop, as suggested in the title, is the significance and ramifications of the now famous chess match for the science of artificial intelligence.
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