Ilyumzhinov: "A man does not have a chance to beat computer"

- Kirsan Nikolaevich, how do you manage, under any circumstances, to develop chess, when computers started to beat the players?

- Yes, the Israeli computer program beat Garry Kasparov in 1997. Vladimir Kramnik, who has defeated Kasparov in 2000, lost match to a German computer program six years later. It is impossible to fight against computer. It tries over 10 million combinations per second.

Chess seems to be considered as an infinite game. There are as many combinations after the fifth move as stars in the sky. Go is even more intelligent game having much more combinations. When all our champions began to lose to computers, we put our hope in Go players. This game has more moves based on intuition. Eventually, last spring the British program AlphaGo beat South Korean GM, the world champion Lee Sedol with a final score 4 games to 1.
It left no chance for a man now. We are on the verge of creating artificial intelligence, when computer would not just compute but love, hate, and ‘give birth’ to the program of the third generation hidden from the man...