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Elon Musk says Google DeepMind AlphaGo Go Game Victory is a 10 Year Jump for AI.

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Go champion Lee Sedol predicted he’d sweep the machine in a 5-0 in a Tyson-style knockout, but had to resign the first round, following a three and a half hour stand-off. There are four more rounds to go, but this is the first time a computer program has ever been able to best such a skilled player in Go, a game conceived roughly 3,000 years ago and considered much harder to master than chess.


"The best defense against misuse of A.I. is to empower as many people as possible to have A.I.,” Musk said in a 2015 interview with Backchannel. “If everyone has A.I. powers, then there’s not any one person or a small set of individuals who can have A.I. superpower.”

Musk formed the nonprofit OpenAI with this very goal in mind. AlphaGo is just the latest manifestation of how far the technology has come in such a short amount of time, but Musk believes if the process is open sourced and transparent, A.I. companies such as Google Deepmind will do more to benefit the public than destroy it.

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