It’s been three years since TED’s last flagship conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada; to say a lot has changed in the intervening years would be an understatement. We return for this year’s conference not for more of the same but to celebrate a new era — in AI, clean energy, the ways we work and […]Continue reading
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Garry Kasparov became the youngest world champion ever at the age of 22 in 1985 and spent 20 years as the world's top-rated player. His legendary matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in 1996 and 1997 made him a central figure in artificial intelligence and the evolution of the human-machine relationship. He retired from professional chess in 2005 to form a Russian pro-democracy opposition against the rising dictatorship of Vladimir Putin.
In 2012, Kasparov was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, which promotes individual liberty worldwide and organizes the annual Oslo Freedom Forum. Facing arrest during Putin's crackdown, Kasparov moved from Moscow to New York City in 2013. He later founded the Renew Democracy Initiative, dedicated to promoting the principles of the free world through education and advocacy. His book Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped details the rise of Putin's Russia as well as Kasparov's persecution and self-exile. His latest book on AI and the human-machine relationship is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, which details his legendary matches against Deep Blue and shares his optimistic insights into our human-plus-machine future.
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TED2017 begins with a manifesto: “We will not sleepwalk into a future of dread. Instead we will pursue: courage, deep human connection, imagination, thrilling possibility, understanding. The Future You is yet to be written. Let’s write it together.” In a comprehensive opening session — hosted by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and streamed live to 800 […]Continue reading
As people worry about the growing power of computers, the first soldier in the human-machine battle is here with a reassuring message: “This is excellent, excellent news,” says Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest chess player in history. In 1997, Kasparov very memorably lost a match to IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue. (“Nobody remembers that I won […]Continue reading