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[D] Go champion Lee Se-dol beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20191127004800315

Announced today in South Korea, and it’s made me think on the sort of impact that these things will have on people in the coming days. There’s definitely a great deal of good that can be achieved, with innovation/growth and so many opportunities in general for the companies and people involved in this work.

But at the same time, it is kind of sad to see some of the human element get left behind. I’m sure Lee Se-dol could have played for many more years if he wanted to, continuing to contribute greatly to the professional Go scene as a player.

This is something that I wonder then, if people working at companies like Google / DeepMind should be thinking about. I’m sure the growing profit margins and money that’s flowing in from all our work is more than satisfactory for the company leadership / investors to not have any issues with all this. As the engineers responsible for actually building everything though, is their any kind of ethical consideration on our parts that we need to recognize? I don’t know myself to be honest. But I am curious as to what you all think here in the r/machinelearning community.

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