Interesting board game AI news:
"With its uniform pieces and simple moves, checkers may seem like a simple kid's game. But it took hundreds of computers running continuously for nearly 20 years before researchers announced today that the game has officially been solved, a major benchmark in the development of artificial intelligence....
Now, the programmers behind Chinook have fully solved the game, creating an unbeatable program that will choose the best move in every possible situation."
Does anyone think chess will ever be "solved" as well?
EDIT: It's too bad it was solved through brute force.