Google tackles realistic risks in building artificially intelligent robots

Before giving smart machines the ability to make decisions, people need to make sure the goals of the robots are aligned with those of their human owners. Google can see a future where robots help us unload the dishwasher and sweep the floor. The challenge is making sure they don’t inadvertently knock over a vase — or worse — while doing so. Researchers at Google, along with collaborators at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and OpenAI — an artificial intelligence development company backed by Elon Musk — have some ideas about how to design robot minds that won’t lead to undesirable consequences for the people they serve. They published a technical paper on Tuesday outlining their thinking. The motivation for the research is the immense popularity of artificial…


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