Artificial intelligence took another step forward this week, with the unveileing of a robot brain that learns to deal with new problems by accessing the cloud.
Watch this presentation, demonstrating how the robo brain works:
The new ‘Robo Brain’ project, being developed at Cornell University, could let robots to learn skills without human help, by analysing images, YouTube videos and how-to documents.
has turned on its Robo Brain project that could allow robots to learn skills by analysing images, YouTube videos and how-to documents.
The ‘brain’ is currently downloading and processing one billion images, tens of thousands of YouTube clips, and 100 million how-to documents.
The information will then be stored in a robot-friendly format, and available open-source for developers to utilise with their robot creations.
If a robot saw a plate, for example, it could learn that it is used to hold food and must be carried upright and carefully when full, but can be tipped or tilted when empty.
It would also be possible for the robots to demonstrate “structured deep learning” which means they can contextualise things they see.