Jun 2, 2018

Scientists Are Teaching AI to do Household Chores

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Someday, AI robot assistants might be able to make you a coffee after watching you do it.


Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the University of Toronto are teaching AI to do household chore using a Sims inspired virtual simulator. While household chores are dreary, if not particularly complex for humans, for AI, making a cup of coffee or turning on the toaster is a bit more involved. Watching TV from the sofa, for instance, requires an AI to break the task down to specific steps, like: “walk to the TV,” “switch on the TV,” “walk to the sofa,” and “sit on the sofa.”

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