Last month in Oxford, Garry Kasparov spoke on ‘The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence’. A few Orchid researchers attended the talk and found it thought-provoking. The video is available to view here or on YouTube.

At one point Garry mentioned humans and computers playing together, rather than in opposition. One human plus one computer interact to devise the next move, and on the other side of the chessboard sits another human/computer pair. This setup, which made some of us think of HACs, enhances rather then detracts from player creativity and has led to innovations in game strategy.