Picture of the Day: Deep Blue Defeats Kasparov

By Megan Garber

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On May 11, 1997, world chess champion Garry Kasparov played his sixth and final game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. The machine made chess history when it defeated its human opponent in 19 moves.

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