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Watch: Frank Marshall's Chess Short Doc 'The Man vs. The Machine'

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October 22, 2014

The Man vs. The Machine Short Doc

"We thought of it as: man the tool-maker vs man the artist." If you're looking for a short film that makes you think, don't miss this one. Nate Silver's blog FiveThirtyEight has premiered the full short film The Man vs. The Machine, directed by legendary producer & filmmaker Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall, telling the story of chess champion Garry Kasparov battling IBM's computer Deep Blue. The short explores the setup behind why this challenge was presented to begin with and the implications of the outcome, which most thought might go the other direction. Knowing that machines are more powerful than humans, does it really make a difference? Maybe not. Find out more in the fascinating short doc The Man vs. The Machine.

Full synopsis via FiveThirtyEight: "Seventeen years ago in New York City, brooding chess champion Garry Kasparov sat down to take on an opponent he had vanquished just a year earlier: the IBM computer, Deep Blue. Like the earlier match, which Kasparov won four games to two, the rematch spoke to a fundamental question of the digital age: Who has primacy–a tangle of circuits and silicon, or a reasoning, feeling human being? FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films follow the drama of those nine days in a short documentary film, The Man vs. The Machine, directed by Frank Marshall. The story–part of FiveThirtyEight’s newest short series, 'Signals'–hinges on a single move, the 44th move of the second game. Fittingly, it involved the king."

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  • TheOct8pus
    I friggin love Chess!! If anyone wants to play on their iPhone, hit me up. I'd love to play!
  • DAVIDPD
    Where the super intelligent sharks!? I heard they swim backwards.

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