Dec 4, 2015, 10:56am CST

Dec. 4 — Japan plays host to an international robot show this week. As Pavel Alpeyev reports, it’s a chance for Japanese engineers to showcase their work in the field of artificial intelligence. In the 1983 cult classic “War Games,” Matthew Broderick’s character, David Lightman, marvels as a computer simulates war scenarios as it prepares to launch an actual war. Ally Sheedy’s Jennifer Mack asks, “what’s it doing?”. The response from Lightman? “It’s learning.” Even in that early-80s world, that the computer learns a valuable lesson in 4 minutes seems a little farfetched. But, what if a robot could learn something in 8 hours? That is the reality in 2015. The above Bloomberg video shows robots on display at an international robot show in Japan, focusing on a robot from…


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