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Douglas Hofstadter

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Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University; Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought   

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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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