Elon Musk’s A.I. Project Wants to Build a Robot That Will Do Your Housework

The man with the plan. And the massive resources to invest. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Elon Musk has built cars and rockets. Next up: domestic robots. Advertisement OpenAI—the artificial-intelligence research nonprofit co-chaired by Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and Y Combinator President Sam Altman—wants to build a robot for your home. Building a robot, OpenAI’s leadership explains in a blog entry on Monday, is a good way to test and refine a machine’s ability to learn how to perform common tasks. By “build,” the company means taking a current off-the-shelf robot and customizing it to do housework. “More generally, robotics is a good test bed for many challenges in AI,” reads the blog entry. The mission of OpenAI is to research AI…


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