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Collaborative computer personalities in the game of chess

Haran, Aidan (2002) Collaborative computer personalities in the game of chess. Master of Science thesis, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

Computer chess has played a crucial role in Artificial Intelligence research since the creation of the modem computer. It has gained this prominent position due to the large domain that it encompasses, including psychology, philosophy and computer science. The new and innovative techniques initially created for computer chess have often been successfully transferred to other divergent research areas such as theorem provers and economic models. The progress achieved by computers in the game of chess has been illustrated by Deep Blue’s famous victory over Garry Kasparov in 1997. However, further improvements are required if more complex problems are to be solved. In 1999 the Kasparov versus the World match took place over the Internet. The match allowed chess players from around the world to collaborate in a single game of chess against the then world champion, Garry Kasparov. The game was closely fought with Kasparov coming out on top. One of the most surprising aspects of the contest was the high quality of play achieved by the World team. The World team consisted of players with varying skill and style of play, despite this they achieved a level of play that was considered better than any of its individual members. The purpose of this research is to investigate if collaboration by different players can be successfully transferred to the domain of computer chess.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Science)
Date of Award:2002
Refereed:No
Supervisor(s):Sinclair, David
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer chess; optimum play
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial intelligence
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17193
Deposited On:16 Aug 2012 15:48 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 16 Aug 2012 15:48

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