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A new era of AI has come, so. How is chess relevant?

Updated: Jun 29

Imagine how different our world is today compared to 30 years ago. A single invention (the internet) has transformed our economy, our culture, and our lives in ways we never imagined. How did this even happen?


A hint: Some people embraced change and adapted to the new opportunities. They saw the signs of a new era and they were ready for it.


Now we are facing another big change, even bigger than the internet. It's the era of artificial intelligence (AI).


This era will reward creative masterminds, and strategists at the same time (Who's going to give orders to that AI anyway?)


People who can challenge the status quo and innovate in the workplace are gold in today's world but imagine tomorrow... Embrace creativity and brainpower!


Create like superhumans

How much easier would it be for engineers to tackle complex projects without spending hours on predictions and numbers, or for doctors to provide the best possible diagnosis without examining every patient variant?


By preparing children to harness their unique personalities and intellectual strengths, they'll be able to fully realize their potential and make the most of their abilities. Imagine the amazing futures they will create!


AI will make the good in their minds shine even more, so it's a good idea to be aware of their cognitive ability since young.


How to prepare our children for AI

Like the marathoners who try to run for longer and the heavyweight lifters who want to lift more, they strive to train the muscles that help them do so. So, how do we train our children to exercise their brains in a world where creativity, self-confidence, and logical thinking are a must?


I can’t say chess is the only activity that stimulates cognition, but I surely think is unique, because it offers self-improvement, fun, and future-thinking as a combo!


Playing chess relates to a higher degree of cognitive ability including creativity, logical thinking, decision-making, and empathy. It’s brain weight-lifting! As one study finds, professional chess players can burn up to 6000 calories in a championship, our brain is the most energy-demanding organ in the body and it shows how chess can put it to the test.


Chess is simply going to make more natural the way your children make decisions, solve problems, and ideate about the future because they already do it for play!


The difference between playing chess and experiencing it

It’s ok to think that casual chess playing can do the job because it will to some degree. It’s like going to the gym once a week, which will do a big part of the muscle stimuli though you won’t make big gains from it.


Don’t get me wrong here! There’s no need for your child to be the new Magnus Carlsen and put 8 hours a day into playing the game, but if you do at least 2 hours a week of learning, and playing between, the results can be immense.


The best of all, it doesn’t have to be boring, because it’s not! Chess can be very fun if you know how to embrace the habit, that is not seeing it as a must, but as a way of recreation.


Small tournaments are a great example of how your kid can engage in a healthy and empowering community.

Find out more about tournaments happening near you by clicking here.


Takeaway


Many activities can augment the cognitive strength of kids, and even some video games can do the trick, but in the end, the oldest game in the room wins by far when it comes to engagement, development, and self-improvement.


A good ratio between physical and cognitive exercise can make a gigantic difference in the development of a child, and it doesn’t have to be a matter of pressing too hard each day, because what wins races is not how hard you play, but how consistent you are!


If you’d like chess to become a positive agent of your child’s future let us know and we will help you! Schedule a trial lesson today and see if chess is a wise move.



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