Chess Isn’t Tough Enough: Better Games for Mind-Machine Competition

Selmer Bringsjord and Adam Lally

One of us recently wrote: That Strong AI is still alive may have a lot to do with its avoidance of true tests. When Kasparov sits down to face the meanest chcssbot in town: he has the deck stacked against him: his play may involve super-computatiom but we know that perfect chess can be played by a finite-state automaton: so Kasparov loses if the engineers arc sufficiently clever ... paraphrased slightly to enhance out-of context readability] This quote carries the kernel of the present (embryonic) paper, a robust version of which will incorporate discussion at the workshop.

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