CommBank hires Chip the robot for AI push

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has made a high-profile and expensive hire: Chip, a humanoid robot that will be used to carry out research into artificial intelligence (AI). The bank has paid A$300,000 for Chip, one of only three REEM robots from Spanish firm PAL Robotics in the world, according to the Australian.Chip is at the centre of a new two year academic partnership with University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), and property development giant Stockland.Commbank’s Sydney innovation lab will be used as a testing environment for students and academics of Australia’s leading technology universities to conduct research and development in social robotics using Chip.Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, group executive, institutional banking and markets, CommBank, says: “The development of robotics and artificial intelligence will affect all…


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