Hans Berliner[ edit ]

Hans Jack Berliner (born January 27, 1929) Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, is a former World Correspondence Chess Champion. He directed the construction of the chess computer HiTech.

While programming HiTech, Berliner was having trouble implementing board evaluation. He decided that to explore the problem, he should write an evaluation function for another game: backgammon. The result was BKG 9.8, which became the first program to defeat a world champion in any game when it defeated Luigi Villa in June 1979.

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