I’m intelligent enough to know that yes, this is an ego thing. A marketing opportunity too, of course, but ultimately it’s about me. I’m not ashamed of that. My sense of my own power, my Identity got me to where I am today. Some might say I have better things to do: new things to invent, problems to solve. OK, I can do that and still train for this. If my vision for… well, yes, the world… is to be realised and seen for what it is, I need to win. After all, my opponent is just an ordinary AI.