Garry Kasparov was arguably the best chess player in history and remained #1 continuously from 1984 till his retirement in 2005. But will still always be remembered as the 'Human Champion' who lost to a computer.
In 1996, Kasparov beat Deep blue, an IBM supported chess-playing computer and that's when its successor Deep Blue(2) beat Kasparov in a return Match one year after.
In his book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, Kasparov discusses on those matches and moves on to muse on the rise of “thinking” machines and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and on how Deep Blue reflects on his very own poor play and the likelihood that IBM gave its machine unfair advantages.
This Book, therefore, proves to be a Thoughtful read for anyone interested in human and machine cognition and is definitely a must for all chess fans.
About the Book
If one is able to look beyond seeking the thrills, the book is actually an absorbing read all about machine intelligence where We see him pondering over the same fundamental question that arose 20 years back. And now, confronts us today: Will automation replace jobs?
In this breakthrough book, Kasparov tells us his side of the story of the Deep Blue for the first time what it was like to strategize against an untiring opponent, the mistakes that he committed and the reasons the odds were against him and how Over-reliance on machines may be dangerous if you want to innovate rather than imitate and only If Given honest data, these machines can 'make us into making better decisions.'
Amidst these years, after Deep Blue, continuously playing both with and against machines, and learning a great deal about our relationship with the most remarkable creations, he then moves you to tell more generally about AI, and how he's evolved to embrace it, and is Ultimately, convinced that by embracing the competition between human and machine intelligence, we can spend less time worrying about being replaced and spend more on thinking of the new challenges that are yet to conquer.
About the Author
Garry Kasparov is a Russian (since 1991) and Croatian (since 2014) chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and a political activist. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 225 out of 228 months. Kasparov also holds records for consecutive professional tournament victories and Chess Oscars.
After retiring, he devoted his time to politics and writing. He then formed the United Civil Front movement, and joined as a member of The Other Russia, a coalition against the administration and the policies of Vladimir Putin and is currently the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and chairs its International Council.
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