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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster and Author

Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion. Kasparov’s latest book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. It details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford.

 

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Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 05:00 PM|Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 05:45 PM

Guest Keynote: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins 

Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and Kasparov will share his astonishing side of the story. He will describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov will leverage his unrivalled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines, which he sees as bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov will explore how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Kasparov will share his Deep Thinking view, a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.

Thursday, 01 November, 2018 10:45 AM|Thursday, 01 November, 2018 11:15 AM

Meet the Author: "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins”

Exclusive for Gartner Executive Programs members, join us in the Executive Programs Member Lounge Spotlight Center for the opportunity to meet with Guest Keynote Speaker Garry Kasparov, and receive a signed copy of his book "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins"

Thursday, 01 November, 2018 11:15 AM|Thursday, 01 November, 2018 12:00 PM

Exclusive Q+A with Garry Kasparov: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

This is your chance to ask questions based on Garry’s keynote ‘Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins’. A once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and who is widely considered the greatest chess player that ever lived.

About the Speaker

Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion.

 

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.

 

 Kasparov is an accomplished author and his book ‘How Life Imitates Chess on strategy and decision-making’ is available in over 20 languages. He is the author of two acclaimed series of chess books, My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov’s 2015 book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped is a blend of history, memoire, and current events analysis. Kasparov’s latest book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. It details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He says,

 

“AI will transform everything we do and we must press forward ambitiously in the one area robots cannot compete with humans: in dreaming big dreams. Our machines will help us achieve them. Instead of worrying about what machines can do, we should worry more about what they still cannot do.”

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