In Pictures: Ultimate Man vs. Computer - Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue and the Internet

Garry Kasparov battled IBM's Deep Blue 16 years ago in February, but that was just the beginning

According to IBM, the Deep Blue project began when former Carnegie Mellon doctoral student Feng-hsiung Hsu, developer of a chess-playing computer called Chiptest, and Murray Campbell joined IBM Research in 1989. It started as an effort to explore how to use parallel processing to solve complex computing problems. The Deep Blue team at IBM saw this complex problem as a classical research dilemma of how to develop a chess-playing computer to test the best chess players in the world. Here Kasparov, right, studies the chess board with IBM's Hsu.

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