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Signs of Summer

by M.G. Siegler

 

Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One Another

www.wired.com

Matt Simon speaking to Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist at Facebook:

In other words, AI is making robots smarter, but robots are also now helping advance AI. “A lot of the interesting problems and interesting questions that are connected with AI—particularly the future of AI, how can we get to human-level AI—are currently being addressed by people who work in robotics,” says LeCun. “Because you can't cheat with robots. You can't have thousands of people labeling images for you.”

Fascinating to think that putting AI in a more human-like-form can lead to advances that might otherwise take longer -- or not happen at all.

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