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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

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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.


Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence presents 'vastly more risk than North Korea'

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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.