Kasparov’s Law

The power of process taken from Deep Thinking:

“A clever process beat superior knowledge and superior technology. It didn’t render knowledge and technology obsolete, of course, but it illustrated the power of efficiency and coordination to dramatically improve results. I represented my conclusion like this: weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.”

That’s from the domain of chess, but quite an astounding observation.


So, no matter if you are a ‘weak’ or ‘strong’ human, if the machine is the same, the process wins.  While chess can be seen as a more limited or ‘closed’ domain, I am pretty sure there are many real life situations where this would be true.

Of course, the question remains about what makes a ‘Strong process’. I will share when I learn more, but that too should be specific to the domain.

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