Everyone expected computer domination of Go to be “ten years” away. It looks strongly like it’s nearly with us. A European master was defeated 5-0 and a match up with a world champion match is due in March.
Once again, the human player described the computer as “a wall”: it doesn’t make mistakes and doesn’t spend too much time on particular moves. It’s widely thought that Kasparov cracked under the pressure Deep Blue exerted in the rematch that he lost.
I wonder if humans will be able to find a winning strategy against this kind of pressure: it’s certainly possible. It seems as though human chess players haven’t quite given up yet.