Deep Thinking (audiobook)

Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

By Garry Kasparov, with Mig Greengard
Introduction read by Garry Kasparov
Read by Bob Brown
9.9 hrs • 8 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/02/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/02/17 9781478921844
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Garry Kasparov’s 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.

That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition.

Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.

Review Quotes

“This important and optimistic book explains what we as humans are uniquely qualified to do. Instead of wringing our hands about robots, we should all read this book and embrace the future.”

Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author

“A highly human exploration of artificial intelligence, its exciting possibilities and inherent limits.”

Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal, CEO of Affirm, and Silicon Valley angel investor

“A fascinating and insightful overview of how computers came to surpass humans at chess, and what it means for mankind. Deeply research and clearly exposited, it is also a revealing portrait of what it is like to a real-life John Henry pitted against the steam hammer.”

Ken Rogoff, bestselling author of This Time Is Different