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18th Century artificial intelligence

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

An 18th Century automaton that could beat human chess opponents seemingly marked the arrival of artificial intelligence. But what turned out to be an elaborate hoax had its own sense of genius, says Adam Gopnik.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-21876120

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