Category: AI

Sergey Levine: Deep Learning for Decision Making and Control

Excellent talk!

 

It was this talk that reminded me of Richard Dawkins from last week’s post.

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The big picture

As you can see our main goal is “A place where two programmers share their experiences with the world about Robotics and AI programming.”. But you can ask the question if that is our purpose, how are these posts related to robotics?
Let’s go back to the roots, what is robotics? What is robotics exactly? As I think there are many aspect for this word. The best one I think is, a robot is a tool which helps to automate our daily routines or our human related works.

Here we ask ourselves what do we want to automate? There will be many answer for this question. Just like, I want a car like K.I.T.T. which will help my drive and be the sidekick for me in my daily life. I know it is very perv, but I wanted to give a hint what kind of robot you can think of.

We have a car which we want to automate and give him an AI and special abilities, like vision and spoken human communication.
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Book review: Beyond AI by J. Storrs Hall

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I really liked this book. It’s clear that the author is quite literate even in philosophy and psychology. While giving a deep view into the full AI timeline he keeps reflecting back to human biology, behavior, ethics or even history. I really liked that he did not say any formal stuff about how to prove that this and that will work. Instead he gave a brief description of how should thing be implemented or described. This book is not about how to build intelligent robots nor an AI history book but a synthesis of both.
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Skynet is among us!

Here is the new breaktrough in the AI development: An AI can read a game manual and be more succesful than the ordinary one. The Civilization 2 game has been tested with this AI and the result is if it reads a manual it has higher chance to win the game. I could say that today the game is the world, tomorrow the world will be the game. But ofcourse that was just a joke.

The original article can be found here