Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Thinking Machine 4

Thinking Machine 4 explores the invisible, elusive nature of thought. Play chess against a transparent intelligence, its evolving thought process visible on the board before you.

This online chess game is most interesting because it displays a visual representation of the moves it's considering. It does this differently than the standard of having a sideboard or scratch area where it shows the move or displays the notation view, but by a series of colored lines, building on one another over and over while the AI considers its move.

It is fascinating to watch, though it may not give some of you real experts a challenge. In theory the AI gets better over time, but I don't believe I've played enough games to find out.

Please check it out and try a game or two.

Your chess playing fool,

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