John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer, playing chess at Stanford's IBM 7090
The history of computer chess is a five-decade long quest to solve a difficult intellectual problem. The story starts in the earliest days of computing and reflects the general advances in hardware and software over this period. This on-line exhibition contains documents, images, artifacts, oral histories, moving images and software related to computer chess from 1945 to 1997.

Start your exploration into the history of computer chess in the Introduction.
John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer, playing chess at Stanford's IBM 7090
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