Gary Kasparov’s final 2.5 minutes of his latest Ted Talk
http://ift.tt/2qNXwuX 12:18Twenty years after my match with Deep Blue,second match,this sensational “The Brain’s Last Stand” headline has become commonplaceas intelligent machinesmovein every sector, seemingly every day.But unlike in the past,when machines replacedfarm animals, manual labor,now they are coming after people with college degreesand political influence.
And as someone who fought machines and lost,I am here to tell you this is excellent, excellent news.
Eventually, every professionwill have to feel these pressuresor else it will mean humanity has ceased to make progress.
We don’tget to choosewhen and where technological progress stops.We cannotslow down.In fact,we have to speed up.
Our technology excels at removingdifficulties and uncertainties from our lives,and so we must seek outever more difficult,ever more uncertain challenges.
Machines havecalculations.We have understanding.
Machines have instructions.We have purpose.
Machines haveobjectivity.We have passion.
We should not worry about what our machines can do today. Instead, we should worry about what they still cannot do today,because we will need the help of the new, intelligent machinesto turn our grandest dreams into reality.
And if we fail,if we fail, it’s not because our machines are too intelligent,or not intelligent enough.If we fail, it’s because we grew complacentand limited our ambitions.
Our humanity is not defined by any skill,like swinging a hammer or even playing chess.
There’s one thing only a human can do.That’s dream.So let us dream big.