Games such as chess should be a welcome addition to the activities available for prisoners.
In Alberta, an alternative initiative sees youth who commit non-violent crimes sentenced to 25 hours of chess instruction with a University of Lethbridge professor.
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.
For Fabiano Caruana, the path to the world chess championship veered away from formal schooling. FAMU professor and chess writer Daaim Shabazz retraces the young grandmaster's educational journey.
The Final Four of College Chess may not generate as much buzz as college basketball's Final Four, but proponents says its competitors represent top talent with highly coveted critical thinking skills.
The history of human-machine collaboration suggests that AI will evolve into a "cognitive partner" to humankind rather than as all-powerful, all-knowing, labour replacing robots.
While everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the real potential in the blockchain is only just starting to be unlocked.
The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, in which we read out a selection of long form stories.
Google's AlphaGo victory over the human world champion shows how far things have come since DeepBlue.
The in depth story of a student project that paved the way for a society-level shift in how we use computers.
Twenty years after Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess, artificial intelligence can make games more fun, and perhaps even endlessly enjoyable, if it learns to adapt.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Practice may not make perfect, suggests new study.
Artificial intelligence researchers have upped the ante and developed a program that has beaten the world's best Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker players.
Cracking genetic responses to the changing environment in Africa would open a new frontier in the drive against rising non-communicable diseases on the continent.
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Artificial intelligence gives us machines that can beat humans at games such as chess and go. How long before we see AI surpass human intelligence?
A machine has bested us at yet another intellectually challenging game. It shows artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly, but it doesn't mean humans are redundant quite yet.
They may offer a cloak of anonymity, but you can peep behind the veil and learn a little about who's at the controls.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.