Here are five important AI stories from the week. Microsoft Bets Big on Artificial General Intelligence (The New York Times) Microsoft invests $1 billion in the A.I. research lab founded by Elon Musk and headed now by the former head of Y Combinator Sam Altman. OpenAI’s successes to date include releasing a very impressive language model called GPT-2; OpenAI made headlines earlier this year when it chose NOT to release the code because it feared releasing the code would lead bad actors to disseminate false information using the model. OpenAI also designed an AI to beat the world’s best players at a complex strategy-based video game called Dota 2.