"The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence" by Garry Kasparov

25 February 2015

Portrait of Garry Kasparov

with Garry Kasparov
Oxford Martin Associate Fellow

Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his title five t...

In this new Oxford talk, Garry Kasparov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, turns his attention to the rapidly evolving relationship between humans and technology.

In this new talk, Garry Kasparov turns his attention to the rapidly evolving relationship between humans and technology. He will explore the impact of technology on human development – how it can enhance, limit or possibly even endanger the human race. Kasparov will consider the possibilities, limitations and risks of this ever-changing field of potential, looking at a wide range of developments, from nano-sensors to the prospect of artificial intelligence.

He will also address the issues surrounding data and privacy, offering his perspective on whether potential breakthroughs and advantages are worth the risk to privacy. He will examine the opposing views of those who fear the risks and those who seem only to embrace the upside of new generations of technology.

In what promises to be a lively and wide-ranging talk, Garry Kasparov brings his unique perspective to a set of issues that are hotly debated and constantly in the headlines