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The Prospect podcast #61—Have computers ruined chess?

David Edmonds asks whether the triumph of robots over humans has ruined the game

By Prospect Team  

Chess used to be the ultimate expression of brilliance and ingenuity—but nowadays, a Grandmaster would lose to the chess app on your smartphone. The philosopher David Edmonds, building on his recent essay for Prospect, discusses the triumph of computer power over humans, what it means for chess and for the world at large. Interview by Sameer Rahim.

Presented by Tom Clark, with Steve Bloomfield and Alex Dean. Produced by Jay Elwes

       

Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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