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Garry on Lockdown – Episode 4

Malea Lamb-Hall, 31 July 2020

In our new episode, Avast Head of AI Rajarshi Gupta joins Garry to talk about AI and the upcoming CyberSec&AI Connected conference

From his beachside home in gorgeous Croatia, Chess Grandmaster and Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov brings us “Garry on Lockdown,” a digital series that delves into the tech that can make our lives easier both during and after the pandemic. If you haven’t seen the first three episodes, you can catch up below.

In his 4th episode, Garry previews his keynote speech topic for the upcoming CyberSec&AI Connected virtual event this October. The main theme of this year’s event is “AI for privacy and security,” which Garry will address in addition to laying out the relationship between AI and cybersecurity. He will be joined at the event by Tor Project creator Roger Dingledine.

In the first part of today’s episode, Garry sets the stage for his keynote speech by laying out some fundamental benefits of AI, such as speed. AI can react much faster than the human brain can. Used strategically, AI can help humanity in a number of areas, from greater cyber protection to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In the second part of the episode, Garry is joined by Avast Head of AI Rajarshi Gupta, and the two dive further into the capabilities of AI, tackling deeper questions such as “can AI protect users from social engineering?” They also talk about the recent Twitter hack and its resonating implications, as well as the great security opportunities and challenges presented by the current work-from-home culture.

And now, Episode 4 of “Garry on Lockdown”...