Brian Christian

philosophy and science writer

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Philosophy and science writer, and author of the forthcoming book, The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

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In 1997, IBM's " Deep Blue " computer defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. This week, " Watso n" defeated two champion humans on  Jeopardy .

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In 1997, IBM's " Deep Blue " computer defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. This week, " Watso n" defeated two champion humans on Jeopardy .

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