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Billionaire tech magnates love ‘Overwatch’ too

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Gamers all over the world have found themselves caught up in the hero-based online carnage offered up by Blizzard’s new FPS, Overwatch, since it launched in May. Now, one particularly famous and influential fan of the title has offered up a glowing recommendation via his Twitter account.

On Sunday evening, Elon Musk tweeted about the game, sharing its recent appearance on the popular YouTube series Honest Trailers. The SpaceX CEO suggests that Overwatch will go down well with anyone who’s a fan of “ultrafast team FPS action.”

It might seems strange that the man at the helm of SpaceX, Tesla, and a number of other organizations and projects would find time to trade frags with the masses playing Overwatch online. However, if you know anything about the game’s background lore, you may well be able to see why Musk would be interested in the game.

The multiplayer action of Overwatch is set against the backdrop of a world where humanity entered into a war with an artificial intelligence of its own creation, according to a report from The Verge. In the past, we’ve heard Musk be quite open about his thoughts on the potential pitfalls of AI research.

Back in 2014, Musk said that AI has the potential to be “more dangerous than nukes.” In December 2015, Musk led a group that donated $1 billion to research group OpenAI with hopes of fostering study that puts the greater good ahead of the needs of investors.

For more details on the PayPal co-founder’s views on AI, you can yell questions down your headset on the off chance that you find yourself playing Overwatch with the 68th wealthiest person in the United States. The game is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC — but Musk’s preferred platform is unknown.

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