On May 2nd, 1997, Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest human chess player ever, sat down in New York City to do battle with IBM’s chess-playing computer, Deep Blue. While the much hyped match of man versus machine consisted of six chess games over nine days, there are many who would claim the entire contest was decided in just one move. This short documentary tells the epic tale of how mankind lost to the machine and highlighting what may have been man’s ultimate downfall…having emotions.
Featuring: Nate Silver, Jeremy Schaap, Bruce Pandolfini, Maurice Ashley, Joel Benjamin
Director: Frank Marshall
Producer & Editor: Ryan Suffern
Original Score: Paul Pilot & John Stirratt
Cinematographers: Benjamin Bloodwell, Nick Loud, Mike Parry, Ryan Suffern, Zack Williams
Senior Producer: Dan Silver
Exec Producers: John Dahl, Connor Schell, Nate Silver