AlphaGo’s landslide victory over Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol has stirred up concerns that AI might spell the end of the human race. Several leading figures like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, echoed the voice, further raising people’s worries for the existential threat.

“The panic was brought up again after the Go competition because evidence show that the results of deep learning are a bit uncontrollable for human perceptions.” said Xu Bing, cofounder and VP at SenseTime. “AlphaGo has made several incomprehensible moves in the game against Lee. Human Go masters consider them as “bad” moves, but they turned out to be decisive steps that lead to its victory.”

However, the three AI experts spoke at TechCrunch Beijing this Monday agreed that public worries for this problem is over exaggerated because technologically speaking there’s still tons of obstacles for AI products to overcome.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.