This Preschool Is for Robots

Your browser does not support the video tag. Want machines to learn the way human toddlers do? You need a “classroom” equipped with Lego blocks and plenty of patience By Jack Clark | Sept. 2, 2015 Photographs by Molly Matalon and Damien Maloney for Bloomberg Businessweek On the seventh floor of Berkeley’s technology research hall, a bright blue and yellow plastic ray gun sits on a long table, along with wooden spoons, model planes, and a set of square and round pegs. There’s also a stack of those ultra-large Lego blocks kids go nuts for. The toys are all for a spoiled toddler named Brett, who also happens to be a robot. “Brett” practices simple assembly. Photographers: Molly Matalon and Damien Maloney for Bloomberg Businessweek Brett, a white and gray…


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