Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and CTO Ondrej Vlcek to Address Artificial Intelligence at Web Summit

Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and CTO Ondrej Vlcek to Address Artificial Intelligence at Web Summit 560 560 C-Suite Network

LISBON, Portugal–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garry Kasparov, Avast security ambassador and former world chess champion, and Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO & EVP, Consumer, will discuss the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Addressing delegates at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, Kasparov and Vlcek will talk about humanity’s deep-seated anxiety over powerful, disruptive tech like AI, and how we can use our increasingly intelligent machines to solve real-world problems.

Vlcek joined Avast as a software developer in 1995 and became chief developer in 2003. He has been a thought-leader of AI-based cybersecurity since its inception and leads the company’s AI initiatives.

Kasparov became the Avast Security Ambassador in 2016. Ever since his historic chess matches against the IBM Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996 and 1997, he has been fascinated by the opportunities of man-machine collaboration. As Avast Security Ambassador, Kasparov speaks about the pros and cons of future technologies while maintaining an optimistic view of how these technologies will improve our lives if we develop them while leaving ample room for human ingenuity, morality, and guidance.

In his latest book Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, Kasparov analyses in earnest the potential of human-machine collaboration. He recounts his famous chess matches against Deep Blue and presents his optimistic analysis of the tremendous promise of intelligent machines. In prominent reviews, Deep Thinking has been praised by DeepMind guru Demis Hassabis and tech critic Nicholas Carr.

Speech Details

  • Where: Auditorium: Binate.io, Web Summit, MEO Arena and FIL, Lisbon
  • Who: Garry Kasparov, Avast Security Ambassador & Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO & EVP, Consumer

Chess match:

Web Summit visitors are also invited…