Computer Chess

Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. Featuring Suffolk University Professor Gerald Peary. Presented by the Suffolk Cinema Series. A Q&A with Peary and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Robert Brustein will follow the screening.