Most researchers developing artificial intelligences are working towards a goal of making robots that can one day adapt to any situation. But researchers at MIT have instead created an AI that can learn to drift an RC car, which means that one day the terminators will drive even better than Ken Block can.
When I started watching the latest Ken Blocks' Gymkhana—filmed from every angle with a billion GoPro cameras—I was thinking "oh, this is neat." By the middle of it I was "oh, wait, what? WHAT?" And at the end I was "what the hell did I just watch?"