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Garry Kasparov

Writer, Activist

Garry Kasparov is widely regarded as the greatest chessplayer in history, becoming the youngest world champion ever at 22 in 1985. His matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue were a landmark for AI, making headlines around the world. He retired from chess in 2005 to become a leader of the Russian pro-democracy movement against the rising dictatorship of Vladimir Putin. He is the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation and the founder of the Renew Democracy Initiative. Kasparov speaks frequently on politics, decision-making, and the human-machine relationship. In 2015, he wrote the prescient book Winter Is Coming: Why Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. His latest book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. He lives in New York City.

Past Programs Featuring Garry Kasparov

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm