Garry Kasparov is widely regarded as the greatest chess player in history. He became the youngest world champion ever, at 22, in 1985, then spent 20 years as the world’s top-rated player until his retirement from professional chess in 2005. His legendary matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue made him a central public figure in artificial intelligence and the evolution of the human-machine relationship.
Through his Kasparov Chess Foundation, Garry now promotes chess in education around the world. And as chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, he advocates for individual freedom worldwide.
Garry is author of How Life Imitates Chess (2007) and Winter Is Coming: Why Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped (2015). And his book Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins is set to be published in May.