Garry Kasparov is widely known as the greatest chess player of all times. His match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue marked a crucial moment in the history of technology. In 1997, for the first time ever, a machine was capable of defeating a human champion. Artificial intelligence is transforming the way we do things and its possible implications continue to spark debate. In his talk “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins” Kasparov reveals his side of the story and explores the potential of human and machine cognition, competition and collaboration.
In 1985, Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history. After retiring from professional chess he became a human-rights activist and joined the vanguard of the Russian pro-democracy movement. His non-profit, Kasparov Chess Foundation, promotes the teaching of chess in education systems around the world. Kasparov is also an acknowledged book author and contributing editor to The Wall Street Journal.