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Kasparov on AI: When Deep Blue Beat Me (Video)

One of the landmark moments in the history of AI came 21 years ago, when Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer Deep Blue — and then was beaten by it.

How did this change the future of artificial intelligence? Did it spell the end of the human race as thinkers and competitors?

As a researcher and practitioner in machine learning, I know that each achievement machine learning makes impresses us and sometimes threatens our human intelligence. However, after building thousands of these models with various machine learning algorithms, I also know is that machine learning is not magic or that intelligent, but very good at very specialized problems. When he faced Deep Blue, Garry was competing with a very specialized brute force machine learning effort - one he wouldn't even say was particularly intelligent. However, it was very, very fast!

When I sat down with him at FICO World 2018 to discuss the hot topics in the world of AI, he told me that his defeat that day was a victory for us humans.

Find out why in the video below, and for more of my conversation with Garry Kasparov on AI go to www.fico.com/ai-analytics, where you can see other excerpts as well as our full discussion.

Read my own thoughts on AI and related analytic topics on Twitter @ScottZoldi.

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