Elon Musk wants to build a robot that does your housework

After bringing electric cars to the masses and taking people to Mars, Elon Musk’s next goal is to design a robot to do your chores. Musk and some of the other leaders of the nonprofit artificial intelligence group Open AI jointly announced that they are “working to enable a physical robot … to perform basic housework.” “We believe that learning algorithms can eventually be made reliable enough to create a general-purpose robot,” said in the blog post. It was signed by Musk as well as Sam Altman, the president of venture firm Y Combinator, and two staff members at Open AI. Musk is the CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX. They hope to build a robot that can asked to perform a task by simply speaking to it. They…


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