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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.

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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.

 

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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. Folk hero John Henry prevailed over a steam-powered hammer, though the effort cost him his life. Movies such as The Terminator and The Matrix depict a bleak future in which machines try to annihilate humans. And in the everyday world, people worry that machines will take their jobs. Humans often can’t compete with modern computers and robots. Yet as the “


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