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Machine Learning, AI and our inevitable new robot overlords

I was recently reading the Occam's Razor blog of Avinash Kaushik, a Googler who I was fortunate to see speak a few years ago when I visited Google for an event with my day job.

He spoke about the recently published achievement of an AI program now being ranked higher than nearly every active Starcraft II player. It's been years since I was an active PC gamer and haven't played Starcraft in a long, long time. I do recall that game AI started surprising me occasionally in the early 2000s.  There was the time a couple of guards in Half Life used cover fire and a grenade to break up an assault my character was making. But a machine learning how to beat nearly every human player? I've seen that didn't end well. And really, what do we expect to happen when we test out robots like this?

Paging Mr. Asimov.....