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

Elon Musk: We should regulate AI to keep public safe An artificial intelligence program just annihilated its human competition at a world championship video game contest.

The AI win stunned the gaming community, because bots are generally considered inferior to expert human players.

This one from Open AI — a nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm known mainly for its backing by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, of Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX fame — is a different story, and possibly a cautionary one.

Open AI says its mission is to promote “responsible” AI development.

Or, as Musk puts it, to ensure that AI doesn’t grow unchecked and become the death of humanity.

Musk said Saturday via Twitter that AI is “more [of a] risk than North Korea.”

To test out some harmless uses for AI, one Open AI team taught a bot to play Dota 2.

Dota 2, for those unfamiliar, is an online multi-player battle game. It works kind of like a complex virtual version of capture the flag. Teams of players use powerful characters, called “heroes,” to battle each other. The game ends when one team has taken down a structure, called an “Ancient,” in the opposing team’s home base.

OpenAI first ever to defeat world’s best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017

Greg Brockman, Open AI co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the team’s methods in a YouTube video posted Friday.

“Our bot is trained entirely through self play. It starts out completely random with no knowledge of the

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