Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Deep Thinking Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins Garry Kasparov s 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

  • Title: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
  • Author: Garry Kasparov Mig Greengard
  • ISBN: 9781478920335
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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 than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his asGarry 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 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.

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    1. Garry Kasparov has a way of his own – it is well after his retirement from professional chess, and yet he is so much sought after. This book traces the progress of chess engines, the evolution of their algorithms culminating in the famous Kasparov Vs Deep Blue battle. Chess engines have gained rapidly in the recent past from databases for reviewing games, to aids for analyzing positions, to challenging humans and finally overpowering them. Kasparov discusses how the algorithms have changed – [...]

    2. Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov is an autobiographical retelling of his historic series of matches against the IBM chess machine, Deep Blue. Kasparov also uses this book to expound on the history of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a focus on its application to chess, and provides his thoughts on how humanity can embrace AI to build a better tomorrow. Kasparov does an outstanding job of setting the stage for his confrontation with Deep Blue, covering not only his ascension to the highest pinna [...]

    3. Very well written and very interestingMost of this book is about chess and chess engines and Kasparov’s experiences with them, especially in his two matches with IBM’s Deep Blue. But there is much more. The central theme of the book can be seen in this quote from page 259: “…technology can make us more human by freeing us to be more creative…”Like Kasparov (peak rating of 2851 in 1999) I (peak rating of 2080 in 1974) have been absolutely fascinated with chess playing programs going b [...]

    4. 5-starsThis kicked total ass!You always hear that Deep Blue beat Kasparov. Well, yeah, I guess. But there's a lot more to the story, and it doesn't make IBM look too good, IMO.

    5. Kasparov and co-author Mig Greengard focus on three topics in this enjoyable book: the story of the famous man-versus-machine chess match against IBM's Deep Blue, the larger history of chess computers and how they have affected the game, and the even larger question of how technology will affect all of our lives going forward. In the first two areas, Kasparov is in his element and gives us a book that cannot be put down—except that we do want to put it down to pick up our chess set! His musing [...]

    6. If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Beyond the Usual Alpha-Beta Search: "Deep Thinking - Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins” by Garry Kasparov, Mig Greengard“In 2016, nineteen years after my loss to Deep Blue, the Google-backed AI project DeepMind and its Go-playing offshoot AlphaGo defeated the world’s top Go player, Lee Sedol. More importantly, as also as predicted, the methods used to create AlphaGo were more interesting as an IA Project [...]

    7. Deeply fascinating. Kasparov belongs to that rare breed of experts who are also excellent writers. The central "event" of this book, so as to speak, is his epic duel against IBM's supercomputer. Kasparov expertly leverages that event and ties around it a great perspective regarding Chess, AI, Human Cognition and life in general. A book written with great clarity, this has been one enriching read.

    8. "I sensed something new, something unsettling” Kasparov siting across from Deep Blue in 1997"It became like a God” Worlds top Go player, Ke Jie, after defeat by a Google algorithm May 23, 2017.People remember Kasparov's loss in 1997 to Deep Blue but few recall his win only one year earlier or his 1988 simultaneous play against the world's best 32 chess computers, score: 32-0, in Kasparov's favor. In those few years, something strange and magical had happened on the other side of the board wh [...]

    9. An excellent case study of AI in chess. Kasparov describes how he used to won against very early chess machines, then how he lost to deep blue and afterwards how he used computers to improve his chess skills.A very fascinating book as it discusses the topic of AI throughout time, past present and future. A bit biased towards chess but it can be read and understood by non chess players.

    10. Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins (2017) by Garry Kasparov and Mig Greengard is a book that looks at how machines eclipsed people in playing chess and what this means for humanity.Kasparov is one of the greatest chess grand masters of all time and the last human to be the best chess player on the planet. In 1997 Deep Blue defeated him taking the crown for an activity that was once seen as the epitome of human intelligence.The book looks at how computers p [...]

    11. “We haven’t lost free will; we have gained time that we don’t yet know what to do with. We have gained incredible powers, virtual omniscience, but still lack the sense of purpose to apply them in ways that satisfy us. We have taken more steps in the advance of civilization, toward reducing the level of randomness and inefficiency in our lives. It’s different, yes, and different can be disconcerting when it happens quickly, but that doesn’t make it harmful. All this mockery and alarm wi [...]

    12. After reading Kasparov's description of how international chess-playing has been improved by the widespread availability of powerful chess playing software, I downloaded a free chess app and promptly got my ass kicked, and then could read an analysis of all the "innacuracies" and "blunders" that I made. Kasparov's attitude to chess-playing computers and AI in general does not make any contact with theories of embodied minds or the humanity of practical skills:Machines that replace physical labor [...]

    13. Garry Kasparov is a chess legend. As a kid I used to follow his matches against then world champion Anatoly Karpov. Before reading this book, however, I had no idea how competitive these high-level chess matches were — huge amount of work is spent to prepare to the game and a lot of it is very specific to the opponent. And every game is a thriller, all-out psychological warfare.I enjoyed reading Garry's personal account of the matches he played against many human and computer opponents. It is [...]

    14. The name of the book 'Deep Thinking' led me to believe I would get some interesting perspective and state of the art of AI. Unfortunately it did not appear anything more than a memoir. Throughout the book he appears bitter with IBM and sometimes even arrogant. To those deeply interested in chess as a game may find it interesting. To me, I could've better spent my time learning something more educational and interesting.

    15. Inspiring when discussing the impact of technology on civilization. Insightful when retelling Garry's experience with computer chess. Definitely skewed more towards the latter while seeming to be marketed more as the former which was a bit of a letdown. It felt more like two (quite good) longform articles that, while informing each other, really didn't need to be packaged together.

    16. “For better or worse, chess has been broadly categorised in the West as a slow and difficult game, reserved for smart people and bookworms at best, for misanthropic nerds at worst.” He then adds, “After all, how can a game easily learned and greatly enjoyed by six year olds be difficult or dull?”Kasparov is quick to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions around chess, insisting that there is scant evidence to link fluid intelligence with great chess players. He also gives us some in [...]

    17. In a world of pessimism a word of optimism is always welcome. This is what Garry Kasparov has to tell in his new book, "Deep Thinking, where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins". Garry Kasparov is a Russian born chess world champion and maybe the best grand master in history. After living in the soviet Azerbaijan he and his family escaped during the collapse of the Soviet Union. A democratic leader and opponent to the Putin regime he had to move to the US in 2013. He is the cha [...]

    18. Kasparov (K) is well-read, chess champion, politician, motivator speaker, proponent of technoologyNotesP.45 Sputnik was wake-up call for US science programs, R&D (lack of) Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: "We have catered to desires for undisturbed comfort rather than focusing on larger goals and developing our potentialities."46 K is a free marketplace proponent. 'tech inovation is !!'49 ChessBase 1987 database started; changed chess forever50 top 50 chess players avg age: Russia: 32 (11 play [...]

    19. Everybody knows that IBM's Deep Blue computer defeated world chess champion in a 1997 match. Subsequently, Kasparov went on playing chess and doing other things, including politics and heading the Human Rights Foundation. Deep Blue, on the contrary, immediately retired—or rather, having no free will of its own, was retired by its IBM masters. Their subsequent "careers" highlight the difference between human, general intelligence and artificial, highly specialized intelligence.Kasparov accurate [...]

    20. I started reading this book sometime after people started playing Universal Paperclips and before watching AlphaGo. It was the best time for me to read this particular book.This book is Kasparov's vision of a positive future for artificial intelligence. It is also about his game with Deep Blue. Kasparov thinks that machines are there to enhance human ability, and he specifically talks about how having really good computerized chess games has created a generation of better chess players. Since Bo [...]

    21. Garry Kasparov — one of the highest rated Grandmasters in Chess history and the first to defeat an AI supercomputer. However, he's best known as the guy who lost to a different iteration of that supercomputer in 1997.This book is a telling of his thoughts on the future of humans and artificial intelligence and for once it's refreshing. He's put away the doom and gloom that some analysts speak from and looked at it from a positive and critical angle. It's a neat approach because you know he wou [...]

    22. Kasparov's latest: Deep Thinking (co-written with Mic Greengard). The main part (and best part) of the book consists of three chapters going deeply into Kasparov's chess battles versus Deep Blue (the one he won 4-2 in 1996, followed by the famous one he lost 3.5-2.5 on May 11, 1997). Those chapters are astounding. The book closes with a chapter on the future of AI and Kasparov's arguments that we should prepare and adapt to technology as opposed to try to stop it, since stopping it is impossible [...]

    23. With only two chapters left to finish reading this book, I am ready to review it, so that I may savor the ending without further reports. If my rating changes after finishing the book, I will certainly come back in and edit the review. However; I don't feel it's likely, because the book is delivering more than I expected from it.I learned to play basic chess as a kid, dreaming of perhaps one day winning a game against someone other than my younger brother (who barely knew how to move the pieces) [...]

    24. Insofar as chess can be riveting as a spectator sport (despite the fact that Kasparov "won't be deflected into pointless arguments about whether or not chess is a sport", he does maintain that "it contains most of the elements that define all sports" (p. 79)), Deep Thinking had me on the edge of my seat for the first 80% of its pages. In this "long opening," Kasparov traces the history of computer chess, leading up to (and including) his two matches against IBM's Deep Blue (the first, in 1996, w [...]

    25. Pros:------1. A condensed history of computing, chess machine development, and AI.2. Fun chess factoids.3. Kasparov's uninhibited view of what went on during the two IBM Deep Blue challenges.3. Led me to an article I overlooked concerning my hero Douglas Hofstadter: theatlantic/magazine/. Really, this article sums up what I feel is the main point Kasparov is trying to make.4. Several great aphorisms I tucked away to help me cope with my own IT job.5. Kasparov offers an optimistic and sober view [...]

    26. As one might hope, this book stimulated some thinking that felt deep enough for me to decide to make my review more a collection of notes to follow up and ponder than a actual critique of the book. Suffice to say though, it is readable and enlightening. I may not be quite enough of a chess buff (not at all, in fact) to really appreciate the finer points of Garry's reflection on his famous loss to Deep Blue."Computers do know how to ask questions. They just don't know which ones are important" Ga [...]

    27. Kasparov lives in a bubble. He looks out, he sees the world (a chessboard), and he writes a book (a chess move). The book is about machine intelligence (a rook), as well as its competition with the form of human intelligence employed in chess playing (a pawn), and one option for beating the machines by joining with them through software interface strategies (a knight). The latter is an inspiring point, although it sure doesn't exhaust the potentialities. But creativity? That's the thing about th [...]

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