Avast Security Ambassador, Garry Kasparov, and Avast's Head of AI, Rajarshi Gupta spoke about the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in industry and home applications at Infosecurity Mexico 2019, in a talk titled: "Responsible use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Society".AI creates massive progress and convenience, but is also being abused by corporations and states for data collection, and by cybercriminals for financial gain. Kasparov and Gupta debated the ethical challenges of such powerful tools against human values, and the steps that society can take to counter the threats. The speakers also discussed the challenges arising from the proliferation of smart technologies and AI, and how positive use of the technology can be a vital tool to protect the values of human society.
Garry Kasparov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963. He became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years, until he retired in 2005. His matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue popularized chess and machine intelligence in unprecedented ways. Kasparov became a pro-democracy leader in Russia and an outspoken defender of individual freedom around the world, a mission he continues as the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School, where his lectures focus on human-machine collaboration. Kasparov is a provocative speaker who appears frequently before business, academic, and political audiences to speak about decision-making, strategy, technology, and artificial intelligence. His influential writings on politics, cognition, and tech have appeared in dozens of major publications around the world. He has written two acclaimed series of chess books and the bestsellers How Life Imitates Chess on decision-making and Winter Is Coming on Russia and Vladimir Putin. His new book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins came out in May 2017. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses cybersecurity and the digital future. He lives in New York City with his wife Dasha and their two children.