If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
To test out some harmless uses for AI, one Open AI team taught a bot to play Dota 2. Musk thanked the company via Twitter for allowing Open AI to use the Microsoft Azure crowd computing platform to develop the bot. Would like to express our appreciation to Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform. "Would like to express our appreciation to Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform," he wrote.
Vastly more risk than North Korea," Musk tweeted after his $1 billion startup, OpenAI, made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament Friday night, beating the world's best players in the video game, "Dota 2." Musk claimed OpenAI's bot was the first to beat the world's best players in competitive eSports, but quickly warned that increasingly powerful artificial intelligence like OpenAI's bot -- which learned by playing a "thousand lifetimes" of matches against itself -- would eventually need to be reined in for our own safety. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO warned in 2016 that, if artificial intelligence is left unregulated, humans could devolve into the equivalent of "house cats" next to increasingly powerful supercomputers. "I think one of the solutions that seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer," Musk said.