IBM's chess program "Deep Blue" gained national headlines when it beat the world champion, Gary Kasparov, in a six-game match. How did it do it? How can you program a computer to play chess, go, or other board games, if not well enough to beat Kasparov, at least well enough to beat other strong humans?
This class attempts to answer these questions, by describing the
techniques and programming tricks used to build efficient game-playing
There will be no homeworks or exams. However, students
will be expected to do a programming project.
Some world-wide web links
Project proposal requirements and suggestions
Final project report requirements