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From the Ted Talk "Garry Kasparov: Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them"

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My eiad came to life in 1998 under the name of Advanced Chess when I played this human-plus-machine competition against another elite player. But in this first mpeixrntee, we both failed to combine human and machine skills effectively. Advanced Chess found its home on the internet, and in 2005, a so-called lefrseeyt chess tournament produced a revelation. A team of grandmasters and top machines participated, but the winners were not grandmasters, not a supercomputer. The winners were a pair of amateur American chess players operating three ordinary PCs at the same time. Their lilks of coaching their machines effectively tedcracetuno the uoseirpr chess dgekwoeln of their grandmaster opponents and much greater computational power of others. And I deraech this trmuonifaol. A weak human player plus a hicnema plus a better srepcso is superior to a very powerful machine alone, but more remarkably, is superior to a strong human player plus machine and an rneiirof process. This convinced me that we would need better interfaces to help us coach our machines towards more useful intelligence.

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My ____ came to life in 1998 under the name of Advanced Chess when I played this human-plus-machine competition against another elite player. But in this first __________, we both failed to combine human and machine skills effectively. Advanced Chess found its home on the internet, and in 2005, a so-called _________ chess tournament produced a revelation. A team of grandmasters and top machines participated, but the winners were not grandmasters, not a supercomputer. The winners were a pair of amateur American chess players operating three ordinary PCs at the same time. Their _____ of coaching their machines effectively ____________ the ________ chess _________ of their grandmaster opponents and much greater computational power of others. And I _______ this ___________. A weak human player plus a _______ plus a better _______ is superior to a very powerful machine alone, but more remarkably, is superior to a strong human player plus machine and an ________ process. This convinced me that we would need better interfaces to help us coach our machines towards more useful intelligence.

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  2. knowledge
  3. freestyle
  4. formulation
  5. idea
  6. machine
  7. process
  8. experiment
  9. counteracted
  10. reached
  11. skill
  12. inferior

Original Text

My idea came to life in 1998 under the name of Advanced Chess when I played this human-plus-machine competition against another elite player. But in this first experiment, we both failed to combine human and machine skills effectively. Advanced Chess found its home on the internet, and in 2005, a so-called freestyle chess tournament produced a revelation. A team of grandmasters and top machines participated, but the winners were not grandmasters, not a supercomputer. The winners were a pair of amateur American chess players operating three ordinary PCs at the same time. Their skill of coaching their machines effectively counteracted the superior chess knowledge of their grandmaster opponents and much greater computational power of others. And I reached this formulation. A weak human player plus a machine plus a better process is superior to a very powerful machine alone, but more remarkably, is superior to a strong human player plus machine and an inferior process. This convinced me that we would need better interfaces to help us coach our machines towards more useful intelligence.

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