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The controversy over Deep Blue in chess (making a move "no computer would ever make") eerily mirrors the controversy over Deep Mauve in Rock Paper Scissors:

In 2003, the World RPS Society made a bold step by authorizing the entrance of a player guided by a computer program to compete at the World Championships. The computer program, called Deep Mauve, was used to supply the player with a series of throws in an attempt to better approximate randomness. As was predicted by many leading RPS mavens, the Deep Mauve team did not make it past the qualifying round.... The computer advised [its handler] Mr. McMahon to deliver a suicidal Scissors/Rock combination in the second set, effectively resigning the match. This is a gaffe that even a beginner human player would not make.

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:25:00 UTC | #414998