Past Conference Speaker

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster and Avast Security Ambassador


Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses cybersecurity and the digital future.

He first discovered the potential of AI during his famous matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, helping to popularize chess and machine intelligence in unprecedented ways.

Garry appears frequently before business, academic, and political audiences to speak about decision-making, strategy, technology, and artificial intelligence. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School, where his lectures focus on human-machine collaboration.

Garry is a pro-democracy figure in Russia and an outspoken defender of individual freedom around the world, a mission he continues as the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation.

His influential writings on politics, cognition, and technology have appeared in dozens of major publications around the world. He has written two acclaimed series of chess books and the bestsellers How Life Imitates Chess on decision-making, and Winter Is Coming on Russia and Vladimir Putin. In 2017, he released his latest book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.

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