Artificial intelligence takes over fiction writing too

Garry Kasparov (left) gives up in defeat against IBM’s chess playing computer, Deep Blue, on Sunday May 11, 1997, in New York. (AP Photo/HO)

The first game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue, beat the reigning chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. There was some controversy around the match, but, after the event, Kasparov realized that he might have performed better if he’d had, as Deep Blue did, the same instant access to a massive database of all previous chess…