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Thinking Machine Chess Table

As the computer thinks through various moves, it sketches them out in colored lines onthe board (its moves are in orange; what it thinks you’re going to doshows up as green).

If the viewer confronts the program, the computer’sthought process is sketched on screen as it plays. A map is createdfrom the traces of literally thousands of possible futures as theprogram tries to decide its best move. Those traces become a key to theinvisible lines of force in the game as well as a window into thespirit of a thinking machine.

Source: turbulence.orgAdded: 25 March 2008