Learning to Love Intelligent Machines

Real wisdom on artificial intelligence  by @Kasparov63 #AI @WSJopinion

  • It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play.
  • When I resigned the final match game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997, I became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine.
  • But losing to a computer wasn’t as harsh a blow to me as many at the time thought it was for humanity as a whole.
  • The cover of Newsweek called the match…

Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential.

@EricTopol: Real wisdom on artificial intelligence by @Kasparov63 #AI @WSJopinion

It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play. When I resigned the final match game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997, I became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine.

It is no secret that I hate losing, and I did not take it well. But losing to a computer wasn’t as harsh a blow to me as many at the time thought it was for humanity as a whole. The cover of Newsweek called the match…

Learning to Love Intelligent Machines