Joe Condon and Ken Thompson in front of Belle chess computer
Title: Joe Condon and Ken Thompson in front of Belle chess computer
Date: 1985 ca.
Credit Line: Courtesy of Lucent Bell Labs
Accession: L02645347
The inventors of Belle: Joe Condon (left) and Ken Thompson. Belle was a custom chess machine that withstood all challenges for many years. Deep Blue's evaluation function architecture was based on Belle's.