For about as long as there have been computers, there have been computer programs that play games. This episode considers some of the history of game playing computers, and how that has shed light on the nature of human intelligence.
Chess, Go, Jeopardy!, Pong, Tic-tac-toe, Uncharted, Video Olympics
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