The ‘Michael Jordan’ Of Machine Learning Wants To Put Smarter A.I. In Your Home

The sci-fi dream of owning your own home robot isn’t just a possibility anymore—it’s an eventuality. The first wave of home robots is already upon us with the Amazon Echo, and the coming Google Home. While these barebones bots can take simple commands, they can’t really add anything to the conversation or scoot around your home. That’s what the makers of Jibo are trying to create—a robot that can initiate conversation to complete tasks in the home—and they’re tapping some of the world’s foremost A.I. researchers to do it. Today, Jibo Inc. announces that its adding veteran researcher Michael I. Jordan to its advisory board. Jordan has been ranked as the most influential computer science researcher by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and carries the superlative of “the Michael…


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