Elon Musk Says Google Deepmind’s Go Victory Is a 10-Year Jump For A.I.

Elon Musk can be labeled a space pioneer and an electric car innovator, but he’s also an all-around futurist, and this week he’s seeing some major progress in the advancement of artificial intelligence. Upon learning that Google Deepmind, Alphabet’s artificial intelligence wing, won the first of five matches against the 33-year-old grandmaster of the ancient Chinese game Go with its AlphaGo AI program, Musk sent his congratulations via Twitter to the A.I. company, of which he was once an early investor before Google bought it back in 2014. 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…


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