Deep View: An algorithm for better chess commentary

In October 2014, Kevin Slavin and Greg Borenstein of the Playful Systems group went to Las Vegas, Nevada to deploy a custom-designed algorithm that would help commentators make more accurate predictions and tell better stories about chess games. The Millionaire Chess Open -- a prestigious chess tournament hosted by chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley, also a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab -- welcomed hundreds of players from all over the world, including Wesley So, a Filipino grandmaster, whose victory at the Millionaire Chess Open seeded him in the World Top 10.