[FOM] AI in Chess/Kasparov
friedman at math.ohio-state.edu
Sat Jan 30 19:46:21 EST 2010
The above touches on some interesting AI issues.
Most interesting is just how much better human + computer is than
human alone or computer alone.
This is quite useful - it prima facie refutes the worry that humans
playing humans are just fooling each other into thinking that they are
(I am not sure that correspondence play time limits were taken into
consideration in the article, however. That might add a new dimension
to the discussion).
Also to ponder:
amateur human + skilled computer use dominates top human + competent
This all seems to suggest that computers and humans have orthogonal
abilities. I wonder what, if anything, rigorous can be learned from
the chess experience.
Consider the following Conjecture in three forms:
A Human chess player will come along whose ideas are so creatively
i. (s)he will consistently beat humans.
ii. (s)he will consistently beat computers.
iii. (s)he will consistently beat human + computer.
I wonder what people think of these Conjectures, and how we may try to
say something interesting about them rigorously, before the GREAT ONE
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