an encounter with Artificial Intelligence

In today's news, a public library near me is hosting a competition of Chinese chess, between humans and Artificial Intelligence.

The aim is to highlight how AI can advance Chinese culture.

But I can't help wondering.... Is there a point in time, when I would wish for a human opponent, instead of an AI opponent?

But maybe it is a case of seeing AI as a tool, and finding out what it is suitable for, and conversely, what it is unsuitable for.

For example – can AI help me feel better, when I am feeling lonely?

I'd admit I am personally appalled to see the emergence of AI “friends”.