Richard Greenblatt

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Richard Greenblatt (2009)

Richard D. Greenblatt (born December 25, 1944 in Portland (Oregon) , USA ) is an American computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and a computer chess pioneer . Together with his compatriot Bill Gosper , he is considered to be one of the first hackers (see also Levy's "true hackers" ).

From 1965 to 1967 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he developed one of the first chess programs , called Mac Hack , which ran on the DEC PDP-6 , a forerunner of the better-known PDP-11 . His program played in a chess tournament against humans in 1967 and reached an Elo rating of 1400 (see also the game Hubert Dreyfus - Mac Hack ).


Web links

Commons : Richard Greenblatt  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Richard Greenblatt (English) from ComputerHope, accessed December 7, 2017
  2. Steinwender and Friedel: Schach am PC - Bits and Bytes im Königlichen Spiel , Pearson Education 1998, ISBN 978-3-87791-522-6 , pp. 33-35.