Austin skyline from Palmer Events Center

Seminar Program


Deep Blue vs Garry Kasparov: 25 Years On

November 03, 2022

1997 witnessed a milestone in the age of artificial intelligence when IBM’s supercomputer, Deep Blue, beat the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in a well-publicized rematch. It brought both AI and chess to the mainstream.

25 years on, the world has changed significantly, driven by continual advancements in technology. But what have we learned from the rapid development of AI? And what role does it – or should it – play in our society?

Don’t miss this momentous session, where we will reunite Kasparov and IBM for a fireside chat. They’ll be sharing their perspectives on the landmark breakthrough of AI at the time; how far we’ve come over the last 25 years; and what the future could hold for AI.

Chuck Martin, Editorial Director, AI & IoT - Informa Tech
Priya Krishnan, Director, Product Management, IBM Data and AI - IBM
Garry Kasparov, Chess Grandmaster / Former World Chess Champion / Chairman - Human Rights Foundation
Murray Campbell, Distinguished Research Scientist - IBM