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Have We Witnessed a Real-Life Turing Test?
March 1999 (vol. 32 no. 3)
pp. 27-30

IBM's announcement of its intention to "retire" the Deep Blue computer from chess revived the interest of both the mass media and the general public in the chess match between World Champion Gary Kasparov and Deep Blue. In a sense, by refusing a rematch with Kasparov or a new match with another grand master, IBM closes a chapter in the history of artificial intelligence. AI researchers had long investigated building a machine that could defeat a world-class chess champion, and now one had. But what did this mean? Did Deep Blue ace the Turing Test? Did it do much more? It seems that the IBM creation not only beat the reigning world champion but also took a large step, in some people's eyes, toward true artificial intelligence.

Citation:
Marina Krol, "Have We Witnessed a Real-Life Turing Test?," Computer, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 27-30, March 1999, doi:10.1109/2.751325
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