Chess robot programming issues...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by AsianStew, Jul 24, 2022.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently this Russian robot that was playing chess with a 7 year old went a bit too far! In the process, breaking finger of the opponent...

    They should have a section of code, "do not touch participants". Or something along those lines, so other opponents/participants will get hurt.

    Strange, the 7 year old wasn't at all traumatized as he went off to another tournament the next day to play! Good luck to the little guy!

    Link: Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent (

    PS: Did "Putin" (or his minions) put in the code for violence or what?!
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I note TASS news agency said “This is of course bad.” What an egregious understatement. As if we need to be told.
    Спасибо, Капитан Очевидность! (Thank you, Captain Obvious!)
  3. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Definitely calls for some "I'll be back."
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Has someone alerted (the late) Isaac Asimov?

    I had a chess program once that kept jumping my men and saying "king me" whenever it reached my back row. But I downloaded the upgrade and it was fine.
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    But at least it didn't try to take your fingers off, Rich. This Russian thing should be smelted down into bobby-pins. Do they still make those? :)
  6. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    They do. I have some.
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