When Computers Started Beating Chess Champions

There was a time, not long ago, when computers—mere assemblages of silicon and wire and plastic that can fly planes, drive cars, translate languages, and keep failing hearts beating—could really, truly still surprise us.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Given the performance of their stock, IBM’s Watson should be recruited to replace IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty. I could not possibly do a worse job.

  • FactsWillOut

    When the hard takeoff foom happens, it’ll surprise everybody: