Garry Kasparov

Company: Avast Software

Job Title: Security Ambassador

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963. He became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years, until he retired in 2005. His matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue popularized chess and machine intelligence in unprecedented ways. Kasparov became a pro-democracy leader in Russia and an outspoken defender of individual freedom around the world, a mission he continues as the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School, where his lectures focus on human-machine collaboration. Kasparov is a provocative speaker who appears frequently before business, academic, and political audiences to speak about decision-making, strategy, technology, and artificial intelligence. His influential writings on politics, cognition, and tech have appeared in dozens of major publications around the world. He has written two acclaimed series of chess books and the bestsellers How Life Imitates Chess on decision-making and Winter Is Coming on Russia and Vladimir Putin. His new book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins comes out in May 2017. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses cybersecurity and the digital future. He lives in New York City with his wife Dasha and their two children.


Garry Kasparov Seminars

  • The Future of Human-Machine Collaboration Wed 4th Oct 15:40 - 16:10

    The Future of Human-Machine Collaboration

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has a unique relationship with machines. His legendary matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue were followed by two decades of inquiry into the potential of human + machine collaboration, and how to get the most from this essential relationship. At IP Expo, Kasparov will speak about preparing for the AI revolution, coping with job losses to automation, and refuting the idea that our intelligent machines make us less human, drawing on with personal anecdotes, concrete examples, and forward-looking strategies on AI.


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    Time / Place

    Wed 4th Oct 15:40 to 16:10

    IP EXPO Keynote