Los Alamos scientisits Paul Stern (left) and Nick Metropolis playing chess with the MANIAC computer

Los Alamos scientisits Paul Stern (left) and Nick Metropolis playing chess with the MANIAC computer
Title:
Los Alamos scientisits Paul Stern (left) and Nick Metropolis playing chess with the MANIAC computer
Date:
1951
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory
Accession:
L02645387
Description:
By 1956, mathematician and atomic bomb designer Stanislaus Ulam at Los Alamos programmed the Lab's MANIAC computer to play chess on a 6 x 6 chess board. This early program was easily beaten by average players.
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