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I was hungry for another book about chess (loved the book on Fischer/Spassky in the 1972 World Championship) on audio and there really isn't much available. So with a credit to use and nothing else I was interested in I gave this book a chance. It's now one of my favorite books. Kasparov goes into great detail of the match that brought us an AI that beat a world champion but it's much more than that. He honestly deals with his failure and the firestorm that followed the match giving his side of the story that to this day hasn't really been resolved. I was rooting for Deep Thought at the time but I have now revised my thinking. Kasparov is a modern day hero in my opinion who bravely took on an opponent that was not only a juggernaut of calculation but a machine built to do one thing: beat Kasparov by any means possible. The book is complete with lots of detail that chess lovers will enjoy while you listen to humanities last gasp to stay ahead of super computer calculating machines.
Gary Kasporov very cleverly draws a 30 plus year parallel to the evolution of a machine thinking like a human chess and player and lessons from there into today’s world where AI is going to be ubiquitous ! If you are not a chess lover it’s tougher to follow but if you are and if AI and Machine Intelligence are things you think and work on then it’s a delight and insightful !