Kasparov Talks Chess, Technology and a Little Life at Google

Garry Kasparov, still the highest-rated player in the history of chess, pulled through Google late last year and fielded questions from the Googlers. (Don’t miss Conan O’Brien’s hilarious riff on that term.) As you might expect, the questions often drifted back to Kasparov’s famous 1996-97 matches against IBM’s Deep Blue (a precursor to Watson) and more recent battles between humans and computers. The 65 minute Q&A includes a lot more good chess talk, but it also gets into the current state of Russian politics (Kasparov has opposed Vladimir Putin and ran for president in 2008), plus the chess master’s various theories about leadership and strategic thinking…

PS Be sure to read Kasparov’s thoughts on Watson written immediately after watching the much publicized Jeopardy! programs last week.

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  • hipotecas says:

    well, playing chess and in itself is complicated and requires great skill and mental dexterity, now if your opponent is a computer, I think you go into a category of type, out of this world.

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