Two robots in every kitchen: Elon Musk wants AI to handle domestic drudgery

A group sponsored by billionaire Elon Musk is pushing for intelligent robots to become as much of a modern home convenience as your washing machine. In a Monday blog post, the leadership of artificial intelligence (AI) research company OpenAI said that the group wants to modify ‘off-the-shelf’ robots so they can perform common household tasks. Read more “We’re working to enable a physical robot (off-the-shelf; not manufactured by OpenAI) to perform basic housework,” the group said in a blog post authored by Research Director Ilya Sutskever, Chief Technology Officer Greg Brockman, Sam Altman and Elon Musk. This futuristic target is second only to the primary goal laid out in the organization’s blog post, which is to develop AI that could learn to improve its ability over time. Meeting such a…


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