In the quest to build AI that goes beyond today's single-purpose machines, scientists are developing new tools to help AI remember the right things — and forget the rest.
Robots normally need to be programmed in order to get them to perform a particular task, but they can be coaxed into writing the instructions themselves with the help of machine learning
Dileep George, an artificial intelligence and neuroscience researcher at Vicarious AI in San Francisco, and colleagues have programmed a robot to read and understand visual instruction manuals and build things from them.
When robots have a conceptual understanding of the world, as humans do, it is easier to teach them things, using far less data. Vicarious, a Union City, CA, startup whose investors include Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Marc Benioff, is working to develop artificial general intelligence for robots, enabling them to generalize from few examples.
We’ve spent years feeding neural nets vast amounts of data, teaching them to think like human brains. They’re crazy-smart, but they have absolutely no common sense. What if we’ve been doing it all wrong?
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Vicarious, which is working on narrowing the gap between human and artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $50 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.
Vinod Khosla’s latest investment is part of a $50 million round for Vicarious Inc., a robotics-focused artificial intelligence startup.