What Does AI Add to Our Lives?
Artificial intelligence is “surrounded by a fog of uncertainty and mythologies”, observes chess champion Garry Kasparov. In conversation with Michal Pěchouček, CTO of security firm Avast, Kasparov explains why he’s not worried about intelligent machines but rather convinced that “we are not going to be obsolete, actually we are going to be promoted!”
As CTO of Avast, Michal Pěchouček leads the company’s the work of the Avast Threat Labs, Big Data and innovation teams. He is also responsible for scientific research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Previously he spent over 20 as a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague.
Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years. He first discovered the potential of AI during his famous matches against the supercomputer Deep Blue. Ever since, he’s spoken about future tech, most recently as Avast’s security ambassador.