Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Join RDI! @Renew_Democracy. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (@HRF). Author, speaker, 13th World Chess Champion https://t.co/dJTDTCEEvM

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10+ Book Recommendations by Garry Kasparov

  • Deep Thinking

    Garry Kasparov

    In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in the history of technology: machine intelligence had arrived at the point where it could best human intellect. It wasn't a coincidence that Kasparov became the symbol of man's fight against the machines. Chess has long been the fulcrum in development of machine intelligence; the hoax automaton “The Turk” in the 18th century and Alan Turing's first chess program in 1952 were two early examples of the quest for machines to think like humans—a talent we measured by their ability to beat their creators at chess. As the preeminent chessmaster of the 80s and 90s, it was Kasparov's blessing and his curse to play against each generation's strongest computer champions, contributing to their development and advancing the field. Like all passionate competitors, Kasparov has taken his defeat and learned from it. He has devoted much energy to devising ways in which humans can partner with machines in order to produce results better than either can achieve alone. During the twenty years since playing Deep Blue, he's played both with and against machines, learning a great deal about our vital relationship with our most remarkable creations. Ultimately, he's become convinced that by embracing the competition between human and machine intelligence, we can spend less time worrying about being replaced and more thinking of new challenges to conquer. In this breakthrough book, Kasparov tells his side of the story of Deep Blue for the first time—what it was like to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent—the mistakes he made and the reasons the odds were against him. But more than that, he tells his story of AI more generally, and how he's evolved to embrace it, taking part in an urgent debate with philosophers worried about human values, programmers creating self-learning neural networks, and engineers of cutting edge robotics. He surveys the serious questions facing a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on AI, creating an essential guide for the business readers and educators he speaks to by the thousands every year.

    I wrote about Moravec's Paradox in my book Deep Thinking, and another "hard easy task" was finding out how he pronounced his name in time to record the audiobook! We even tried to call his voicemail to hear it! https://t.co/4iAQadv8tg

  • Burn-In

    P. W. Singer

    "An FBI agent teams up with the first police robot to hunt a shadowy terrorist in this gripping technothriller-and fact-based tour of tomorrow-from the authors of Ghost Fleet"--

    A fun and insightful read. Sometimes you just want to read a book to enjoy, and other times you want to book to make you think. Every once in while you get to do both! https://t.co/eyP4JIVnTT

  • The Trust Manifesto

    Damian Bradfield

    Honored to be interviewed for @djbradfield's book The Trust Manifesto, and am enjoying the rest of it. We can't—and shouldn't!—slow tech in our world, but we must increase transparency & human accountability. More here: https://t.co/Qx4tMTQVWy

  • To build a castle

    Vladimir Bukovsky

    Expelled Soviet political protester and activist recounts his dozen years imprisoned in jails, labor camps and psychiatric hospitals, his fight for change and freedom, and profiling modern daily Russian existence

    You can honor Bukovsky's legacy by reading his works. To Build a Castle and Judgment in Moscow are essential. You will also understand more about the USSR, evil, & totalitarianism than 99% of Russia pundits today! https://t.co/0HcYcyVLSZ

  • Judgment in Moscow

    Vladimir K Bukovsky

    First author-approved English translation of Soviet-era dissident's book which uses stolen Communist Party archives to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Soviet collaboration with Western leaders, and the collapse of the Communist regime.

    You can honor Bukovsky's legacy by reading his works. To Build a Castle and Judgment in Moscow are essential. You will also understand more about the USSR, evil, & totalitarianism than 99% of Russia pundits today! https://t.co/0HcYcyVLSZ

  • Explores "how Hollywood and especially the big studios went along with German demands to censor movies not only before but especially after the Nazi seizure of power"--Back of dust jacket.

    "American companies cannot afford to lose the German market, no matter the inconvenience of personnel shifts."—Variety in May 1933, as the Nazi govt demanded Hollywood studios remove Jews from their German offices Censorship, too. Read Urwand's book, "The Collaboration."

  • "In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.' Garry Kasparov orld Chess Champion Garry Kasparov shares the powerful secrets of strategy he has learned from dominating the world's most intellectually challenging game for two decades lessons about mastering the strategic and emotional skills to navigate life's toughest challenges and maximise success no matter how tough the competition. Drawing on a wealth of revealing and instructive stories, not only from his finest games, but also from a wide-ranging and perceptive knowledge of current affairs, Kasparov reveals the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player in life as in chess - the edge. We learn about the great figures of the game, and how their contests have shaped chess history; from Capablanca and Alekhine to Bobby Fischer and Kasparov's own nemesis, Vladimir Kramnik. With a raconteur's engaging charm, a great chess strategist takes us inside a brilliant strategic mind. As Sun Tzu distilled the secrets of the art of war and Machiavelli unveiled the lessons to be learned from courtly intrigue, Garry Kasparov a player whose record is likely never to be rivalled reveals how and wh

    A fun surprise in the 2019 movie Anna. Does this count as the film adaptation of my 2007 book How Life Imitates Chess?! 😂 https://t.co/mUKKoD1IuT

  • From my book Winter Is Coming. The inspiration of space exploration and the secondary benefits in technology had huge impacts for a generation. Doing things that are hard is the point! https://t.co/8M3fPlQ6qO

  • Judgment in Moscow

    Vladimir K Bukovsky

    First author-approved English translation of Soviet-era dissident's book which uses stolen Communist Party archives to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Soviet collaboration with Western leaders, and the collapse of the Communist regime.

    Vladimir Bukovsky always warned us that there can be no common ground with dictators. His new book Judgment in Moscow documents why. Essential reading on Soviet/Russian aggression & the Western moral apathy that allows it. https://t.co/Bstdpcb2tn @BukovskyCenter

  • A native of Beaumont, Texas, and a World War II veteran, Jack Brooks served for forty-two years in the U.S. Congress, representing Texas_s 9th district. One of the most influential congressmen nobody ever heard of, Brooks is finally getting his due in this new biography, the first ever written about his life. The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century chronicles in fascinating detail not only the career of a remarkable lawmaker, which spanned the tenures of ten U.S. presidents, but also the epic sweep of American history in the latter half of the 20th century, from the Kennedy assassination to the Iran-Contra affair.Packed with anecdotes about the irascible Brooks based on his personal correspondence, interviews with his peers and family members, and more, this meticulous biography traces the incredible life and times of a true public servant, a man who applied his tenacious will to practical, across-the-aisle governance for the good of his constituents and his country. At a time when Brooks_s brand of selfless service is in short supply and American politics has become a zero-sum game, distinguished authors Timothy McNulty and Brendan McNulty bring into high relief the character of a man who knew how to compromise and bargain, negotiate and cooperate to get things done.

    I bet "The Meanest Man In Congress", Jack Brooks of Texas, would have much to say & do about both Trump and today's Democrats! A coincidence put me in touch with his son, and I'm looking forward to this new biography. https://t.co/gBq1cUXyhT

  • The Mueller Report

    Robert S. Mueller

    Just under two years ago, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed to head a special investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign was involved. With the investigation now concluded, his report was submitted to the Department of Justice on Friday 22nd March 2019. This is the full text of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation: it is the report and nothing but the report, presented as released by the Attorney General of the United States, with no positioning or framing apparatus - such as a celebrity introduction - that would give it bias or impede its clarity.

    Read the book the Attorney General wouldn't! More great work from @EPICprivacy. https://t.co/xwO8fkM2Wl

  • @ciphergoth Actually I see it's from his book Conscience of a Conservative: "But let us be honest with ourselves. Broken promises are not the major causes of our trouble. Kept promises are." Page 13.

  • Deep Medicine

    Eric Topol

    One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

    Thank you, Eric. Enjoying your book! From my attempt to track it down with @chessninja for my book Deep Thinking, comp-sci & chess pioneer John McCarthy (who coined "artificial intelligence") credited his Soviet peer Kronrod with the "drosophila" metaphor. https://t.co/26oAmYKTLI

  • In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, US truth tellers are under attack. American Intelligence - the ultimate truth teller - has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight and authority. He shows just how crippled the US has become in its capacity to address fundamental global changes, and points toward a series of effective responses. Because when a country loses its intelligence, democracy dies.

    A get well soon to @GenMhayden, who wasn't able to appear at PutinCon in March, but greatly impressed me with his insight, humor, and passion. His book "Assault on Intelligence" is also very good.

  • Fight for Liberty

    Mark Lasswell

    Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Richard North Patterson, and a constellation of other thinkers make the urgent case for liberal democracy---reinvigorating its central values in an age of doubt and discord. Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, besieged by authoritarianism, nationalism, and other illiberal forces. Far-right parties are gaining traction in Europe, Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on Russia and undermines democracy abroad, and America struggles with poisonous threats from the right and left. But the defenders of democracy are strong too. Taking their cues from the 1788 Federalist Papers, the Renew Democracy Initiative is a collective of pro-democracy advocates from across the political spectrum, including Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Max Boot, Bret Stephens, Ted Koppel, and Natan Sharansky. This book is their foundational document, a collection of essays that analyze the multi-pronged threats to liberal democracy in the U.S. and abroad, and offer solutions based on fundamental democratic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law. Fight for Liberty is a roadmap for the struggle against the rising tide of extremism and a cri de coeur in defense of the liberal world order, which sees itself threatened as never before today.

    Btw, one reason I was on Real Time was to mention "Fight for Liberty: Defending Democracy in the Age of Trump", the book by the Renew Democracy Initiative. @renew_democracy An amazing collection of essays that diagnose & solve (!) our current crisis. https://t.co/QK2YUhN7rC https://t.co/Ryl3kLnxcX

  • Fight for Liberty

    Mark Lasswell

    Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Richard North Patterson, and a constellation of other thinkers make the urgent case for liberal democracy---reinvigorating its central values in an age of doubt and discord. Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, besieged by authoritarianism, nationalism, and other illiberal forces. Far-right parties are gaining traction in Europe, Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on Russia and undermines democracy abroad, and America struggles with poisonous threats from the right and left. But the defenders of democracy are strong too. Taking their cues from the 1788 Federalist Papers, the Renew Democracy Initiative is a collective of pro-democracy advocates from across the political spectrum, including Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Max Boot, Bret Stephens, Ted Koppel, and Natan Sharansky. This book is their foundational document, a collection of essays that analyze the multi-pronged threats to liberal democracy in the U.S. and abroad, and offer solutions based on fundamental democratic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law. Fight for Liberty is a roadmap for the struggle against the rising tide of extremism and a cri de coeur in defense of the liberal world order, which sees itself threatened as never before today.

    Great evening at the Fight for Liberty book party, with nearly a dozen of it's contributors present. Each essay represents a building block of the success of the free world. https://t.co/wwuq9QATQI

  • Deep Thinking

    Garry Kasparov

    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 more 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.

    One of my favorite anecdotes in my book Deep Thinking, and instructive for how machine learning has gone from a joke like this to incredibly powerful. https://t.co/YRGGLXNjcI