How Checkers Was Solved

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From The Atlantic, a beautifully told story of early machine learning:

Tinsley had been the world’s best for 40 years, a time during which he’d lost a handful of games to humans, but never a match. It’s possible no single person had ever dominated a competitive pursuit the way Tinsley dominated checkers. But this was a different sort of competition, the Man-Machine World Championship.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/07/marion-tinsley-checkers/534111/

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