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Deep Blue's defeat of World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997 marked one of the great accomplishments in artificial intelligence during the previous century. It was the result of work by thousands of researchers beginning in the late 1950s and of the great support given to the project by IBM during the final decade of the century. The achievement suggests great progress can be expected in other related AI problems in this current century.

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Newborn, M. Deep Blue's contribution to AI. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence 28, 27–30 (2000).

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