Google’s DeepMind can now win at Breakout… and that makes the company worth half a billion dollars.
Of course, that’s not all it can win at. Go and Poker are the most important recent victories. And now, it has set its sights on StarCraft II.
The exciting (or scary) thing is many experts did not think AI would defeat a Go champion for 10 more years. I repeat: people who have devoted their lives to advancing AI did not believe this could be accomplished for 10 years. That should give us pause when pundits question how quickly AI will change the world.