According to a new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don’t by Nate Silver, the famous Chess victory of IBM’s Deep Blue over Garry Kasparov may have been the result of a bug in the computer’s programing. Silver interviewed Deep Blue’s operator, who claimed that the computer’s 44th move in the first game was selected at random after a glitch prevented it from properly analyzing its options. The operator went on to suggest that the strange move threw Kasparov for a loop, led him to believe Deep Blue was more intelligent than it actually was, and inspired him to forfeit the second game.


[Source: The Washington Post]