Sports Speaker Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

World chess champion, expert in artificial intelligence and strategy

Few of us have made more of our talents and circumstances than Garry Kasparov. A chess prodigy turned record-setting champion, Kasparov is also a symbol of man vs artificial intelligence. Born into a troubled Soviet Union, he advocates passionately for democratic values around the world. Garry Kasparov is also a sought-after speaker on AI and business strategy.

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    Garry Kasparov biography

    Chess grandmaster, AI expert, and political activist, keynote speaker Garry Kasparov is a Renaissance man for our times. As a master of the world’s most challenging game, a scholar, an activist, and a rousing speaker, Garry Kasparov lends a unique blend of experience and insight to the global conversation.

    Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Garry Kasparov became world under-20 chess champion at age 17. In 1985, at just 22, he became the youngest world chess champion in history. Kasparov’s legendary battles with Anatoly Karpov were among his five title defenses. Along the way, he also broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record, establishing a mark that would stand for 23 years.

    He may be best known for his matches against IBM’s supercomputer Deep blue in the late ‘90s. Those games were instrumental in bringing both chess and AI into mainstream consciousness. They also inspired Kasparov to study machine-human interaction in depth. He is now a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School, an advisor to the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and a Security Ambassador for Avast Software.

    Moreover, his work with Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute resulted in Deep Thinking, Kasparov’s bestselling 2017 book. In it, Kasparov blends science and philosophy to chart a bold vision for the relationship between humans and machines.

    As the Soviet Union began to crumble, Kasparov became increasingly active in politics, promoting democratic reforms and supporting Boris Yeltsin. Still based in Moscow, Kasparov succeeded Vaclav Havel as chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. Under threat of arrest, Kasparov moved to New York city in 2013. There, he founded the Democracy Renewal Project in 2016, which defends liberal democracy against a global tide of nationalism.

    Garry Kasparov Keynote Topics

    In this conference the Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov will set the differences between a good strategist and a good tactician. He will teach us to face future problems from different optics and to put ourselves in the place of others to anticipate their movements.

    "A tactician knows what to do when there is something to do. A strategist knows what to do when there is nothing to do." One of his most famous quotation give us an idea of their thoughts and what we should aim to become.

    In this keynote the Chairman for the Human Rights Foundation, Garry Kasparov, will share the powerful strategies he has learned from his chess experience as a world champion and that can be applied in today's business world. He will give lessons about how to improve strategic and emotional skills to be able to navigate through life's toughest challenges and maximise success despite the competition.

    In this conference the youngest world chess champion in history Garry Kasparov will introduce the different roles managing the organitzation and will plant the seed of doubt about whether an organization needs Leaders or Managers. All will turn around his famous quote: “Leaders have self-confidence; Managers have self-doubt. Both together trump everything with adaptability.”

    The expert in artificial intelligence and strategy Garry Kasparov, will explore the impact of technology on human development with the aim of enhance, limit or possibly even put at risk the human race.

    He will also take in consideration the issues above data and privacy, offering his perspective about the possible advances and advantages it can provide besides it's potential risks.

    In this conference the first human to play chess against supercomupter (Deep Blue) and key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream, Garry Kasparov will explain the advance, benefits and limits of AI (Artificial Intelligence).

    Thanks to his experience as an early adopter, Kasparov could give a unique point of view of how Artifical Intelligence is evolving and which are the keys to unlock its full potential.

    In this keynote the bestseller author Garry Kasparov will reveal to the audience the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player - in life as in chess - the edge. He will teach attendees the techniques he used to improve his concentration and confidence when facing his most difficult games in particular against Karpov, Kramnik and Fischer. As he said 'Unfortunately, the number of ways to do something wrong always exceeds the number of ways to do it right.'

    Garry Kasparov Speaking Videos

    Garry Kasparov at TED: Don't Fear Intelligent Machines
    Garry Kasparov – Deep thinking

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