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Arthur Samuel demonstrates how machine learning can be used to play checkers in 1962

IBM Watson Media1962/1962

Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom

1959 & 1967: First demonstration of machine learning in the game of checkers

Arthur Samuel coined the term machine learning when describing his checkers program. The program used a number of different methods for improving its level of play and reached strong amateur level.

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  • Title: Arthur Samuel demonstrates how machine learning can be used to play checkers in 1962
  • Creator: IBM Watson Media
  • Date: 1962/1962
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: IBM Watson Media
  • Medium: Photography

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