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Films, books and lore set human against machine in a battle for survival, but this is the wrong narrative, says world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who lost to IBM’s Deep Blue computer in a famous 1997 match. Kasparov avers that technology’s win is also a triumph for humanity because computers are a human creation. getAbstract recommends his optimistic, visionary talk that may appeal equally to technology proponents and naysayers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov learned from losing to IBM supercomputer Deep Blue,
  • Why people shouldn’t fear technology and
  • How “human-plus-machine” collaborations will unlock grand new possibilities.

About the Speaker

Garry Kasparov is a chess grandmaster, chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, and author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.



In 1985, rising chess master Garry Kasparov beat 32 chess-playing machines simultaneously, to no one’s surprise. Some 12 years afterward, he lost to Deep Blue, an IBM supercomputer, in a match Newsweek titled “The Brain’s Last Stand.” Pitting human against machine is a narrative tradition. ...

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