Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins


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Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.

That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541773646
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 366,881
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Garry Kasparov is a business speaker, global human rights activist, author, and former world chess champion. His keynote lectures and seminars on strategic thinking, achieving peak performance, and tech innovation have been acclaimed in dozens of countries. A frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, he is the author of two books, How Life Imitates Chess and Winter is Coming, each of which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, working in cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute. He lives in New York.

Mig Greengard is Spokesman and Senior Advisor to Garry Kasparov.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Brain Game 11

2 Rise of the Chess Machines 25

3 Human versus Machine 41

4 What Matters to a Machine? 69

5 What Makes a Mind 79

6 Into the Arena 93

7 The Deep End 113

8 Deeper Blue 151

9 The Board Is in Flames! 165

10 The Holy Grail 197

11 Human Plus Machine 221

Conclusion: Onward and Upward 249

Afterword to the Paperback Edition 261

Acknowlegments 273

Notes 275

Index 287

About the Authors 299

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