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With so much angst about artificial intelligence and the future of work, the recent world chess championship in London offers some hope.At one time, it did seem that computers would sound the death knell for chess, not to mention all human mind games. It took two decades, but in 1997, the IBM computer Deep Blue defeated world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia in a six-game match in New York City.This is partly because the advent of computers and computer databases has made chess a truly universal sport.It helps that even the best computer programs do not play chess perfectly, because the number of possible games is greater than the number of atoms in the universe.Moreover, computers think so differently that it is not always helpful to know the computer's favored move unless one can tediously follow reams of subsequent analysis. Likewise, competitive chess has eliminated long breaks that may give players time to consult computers, which become more and more useful as pieces are exchanged, and the game becomes more amenable to brute-force calculation.
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