Leonardo Torres y Quevedo’s fascinating Chess Automata, via History of Computers
Well crafted blog entry authored by Professor Herbert Bruderer at the Communication of the ACM blog, detailing the true start of Artificial Intelligence in 1912.
‘If one takes chess as a yardstick for artificial intelligence, however, this branch of research begins much earlier, at the latest in 1912 with the chess automaton of the Spaniard Leonardo Torres Quevedo (cf. Fig. 1). In the chess playing Turk (1769) of Wolfgang von Kempelen, a human player was hidden.” – via Herbert Bruderer, retired lecturer of Didactics in Computer Science at ETH Zürich
Reportedly, Professor. Bruderer is now retired from his lecturer role in Didactics of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, and recently, he has fulfilled the role of Historian of Technology.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2020/1/6/artificial-intelligence-the-true-beginning-occurred-in-1912