MIT Researchers Trained an AI Algorithm With Episodes of ‘The Office’

Picking up on body language is a skill people hone from a lifetime of experience. But researchers are trying to bring robots up to speed on reading human social cues – in no time at all. A group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has used hundreds of videos from past episodes of popular television shows – like The Office, Big Bang Theory and Desperate Housewives – to train their algorithm to read human body language and predict what people are going to do next. “Humans automatically learn to anticipate actions through experience, which is what made us interested in trying to imbue computers with the same sort of common sense,” Carl Vondrick, a Ph.D. candidate and first author on the research, said in a statement. “We wanted…


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