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Part 1: Surprising results when computers play one another in chess

By Dhananjay Khadilkar

Ever since IBM's chess programme Deep Blue beat world champion Gary Kasparov in 1996, it's no longer news when a chess computer beats a top human player.

Now the machines are playing one another, as in the recent clash between Alpha Zero and Stockfish.

As Dananjay Khadilkar explains in a two-part report, the results are surprising, and have implications far beyond the realm of boardgames.

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