Deep Blue screenshot Title: Deep Blue screenshot
Date: 1997
Credit Line: Courtesy of IBM Archives
Accession: L062302015

Deep Blue uses "live" software that can actually generate up to 200,000,000 positions per second when searching for the optimum move. The software begins this process by taking a strategic look at the board. It then computes everything it knows about the current position, integrates the chess information pre-programmed by the development team, and then generates a multitude of new possible arrangements. From these, it then chooses its best possible next move.