In the article “Artificial intelligence takes over fiction writing too“, I have written already how in May 1997, Kasparov played against Deep Blue and lost the first time. There are still controversy and several conspiracy theories that “explain” such an outcome. But it seems to me Kasparov has lost because of the software bug that allowed Deep Blue to make an unexpected move. You can read about it here. It is fascinating!

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