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 the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue popularized chess and machine intelligence in unprecedented ways. Kasparov became a pro-democracy leader in Russia, and today is the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation. In 2016, he was named Avast Security Ambassador, and discusses cybersecurity and the digital future in Avast’s blog.
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