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Meet Avast and Garry Kasparov at Viva Technology 2019

Bastien Dubuc, 14 May 2019

Join us for spirited events focused on potential AI solutions, dangerous IoT threats, and spectacular chess wizardry.

We are excited to be at this year’s Viva Technology, a global meeting of leaders and startups being held May 16-18 this week at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. If you missed us at MWC in Barcelona last February, here’s another chance to meet our cyber experts and discover what the future holds for cybersecurity and protection.

Avast CEO Vince Steckler will address current threats to the connected home and the brand new Avast security solutions developed to fight them. He will be joined by Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov.  The chess grandmaster will also have a discussion with Professor Noel Sharkey on the responsible utilization of artificial intelligence.

Throughout the convention, you’ll find us at the Avast booth (M17, Hall 1) and the following events:

Balancing Privacy and Convenience in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Era

Who: Avast CEO Vince Steckler and Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov

When: Thursday, May 16th, 12:30pm-1:00pm

Where: Stage-X

Topic: Vince and Garry will address new challenges posed by connected homes and

smart technologies. They will discuss the role and responsibility of the industry

in terms of technological security and personal privacy, highlighting the specific

fragility of security in French homes. 

The Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in our Connected World

Who: Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov and Professor of AI & Robotics

Noel Sharkey

When: Friday, May 17th, 5:30pm

Where: Stage One

Topic: How can individuals, businesses, and governments make the most of smart

technologies while minimizing risks? AI will continue to spread in significant and

unpredictable ways, creating ethical, legal, and financial challenges at the

same time. Is the industry advancing too quickly to address issues of

responsibility and accountability?

Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov vs. 10 Players

Who: Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov takes on 10 brave souls at once

When: Friday, May 17th, 2:00pm

Where: Arena Stage

Topic: See the world’s most famous chess grandmaster battle 10 players at once in an unforgettable match.

Viva Technology is open to industry professionals only on Thursday and Friday, and to the public on Saturday. Our team looks forward to meeting you and discussing all these exciting topics in more depth.

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