Human chess skill

  • Neil Charness


Should a computer be more like a man? At one point in My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins cries out in exasperation: “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” Higgins, as you may recall, was an expert linguist who had taken on the seemingly impossible task of transforming an uneducated Cockney flower girl into a very proper high society lady. The task was a close analogue to the classical Turing test. The requirement was really that Higgins’ protégé successfully simulate the behavior of a high society lady such that no observer would suspect otherwise.


Correct Move Galvanic Skin Response Terminal Position Skilled Player Chess Player 
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© Springer-Verlag, New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Charness
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  1. 1.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityUSA

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