As a former tournament chess player, I can directly relate to how the machine is influencing the game of chess.  As the article explains, the human was dethroned from the game of chess in 1997.  In the game of chess, for you to be considered a grandmaster, you must be able to analyze and execute plays seven moves ahead of the current game state.  When the computer won the match, this proves nothing more than IBM can create a machine that can think one or more moves ahead of the defending world champion.  The game of chess itself is an art.  Although the machine outpaces the chess master’s foresight capacity, it cannot think for itself.  Unlike a human to human game of chess, where either player can make a move which is either a bluff, lure or random response to the situation, the computer cannot formulate a strategy other than thinking more moves ahead of its opponent.  Chess is a great translation of the machine vs. the human.  Although the machine is capable of thinking harder, it lacks the ability to reason.  The only way to truly utilize the capacity of the machine is when humans work together with it.  Like the freestyle chess competitions which started in the year 2005, a human must be working tandem with the machine for it to be a tool of any true value.