A paperback of Garry Kasparov’s Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.

May 19, 2020, 5:18 p.m. By: Kirti Bakshi

Deep Thinking Book

Garry Kasparov, notably the best chess player in history who remained on top throughout from 1984 to 2005 saw the dawn of a new era: An era of Artificial Intelligence.

In May 1997, the entire world watched as the “Human Champion” was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. A machine that gave a watershed moment in the history of technology by beating the reigning human champion in his very own game.

In his breakthrough book, “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins”, Kasparov puts forward his side of the story for the very first time. He describes the moment that was more than a century in making.

The page-turning, absorbing thriller knits a personal account of intellectual combat with the broader picture of what it was like to stand up against a powerful opponent that was determined to do whatever it took to come out strong and crush its opposition.

The book doesn’t just recite a tale of a human versus machine –it shows you the picture of one man versus The Man and is a must-read for anyone interested in the cognition of human and machine and is definitely a must for all chess fans.

About the book:

As one passes through every page of the mind-blowing book, the reader is compelled to look beyond seeking just the thrills of the story. And turns out, the book proves to be an absorbing read revolving around machine intelligence.

On one hand where it seems that Kasparov finally makes peace with his defeat, on the contrary, we also see him constantly pondering the same fundamental question that arose 20 years back and that stands straight up to us today: Will automation replace jobs?

The book takes you on a ride where Kasparov begins by telling his side of the story with the untiring opponent and how he felt that Over-reliance on machines can be dangerous and then eventually also slowly moves you more generally towards AI. A part of the book that presents the side where he evolves to embrace the technology and is Ultimately, convinced that by accepting the competition between human and machine intelligence, one can spend less time stressing over being replaced and spend more time on thinking of the new challenges that we have to overcome.

Paperback: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

About the Author:

Garry Kasparov is the former world chess champion, who from 1986 until his retirement in 2005 was ranked world number 1 for 225 out of 228 months and is till date considered to be the greatest chess player of all times.

After retiring, he invested his time into political activities and writing. Moving forward, he then formed the United Civil Front movement, and in 2017 founded an American political organization: The Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI) that promotes and defends liberal democracy in the U.S. as well as abroad.

Kasparov is currently the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and leads its International Council.