Book Club to Examine Chess-Playing Computer

Posted: April 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Book Club has decided to read Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer that Defeated the World Chess Champion by Feng-Hsiung Hsu for its next meeting on Tuesday, April 29, at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Johnson Center.

The book tells the story how a modest student project eventually produced a multimillion-dollar supercomputer, which shocked the chess world by defeating the defending world champion, Garry Kasparov. Hsu is the founding father of the Deep Blue project and he assures his audience they don’t need to know how to play chess to enjoy the book.

The Book Club is always looking for new book enthusiasts to join. The group reads nonfiction, and members decide together what they will read the following month. For more information or to join the Book Club, contact Nancy Murphy at (703) 993-8760.

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