Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Termnator: And So it Begins

Scentists, bent on hastenng the end of human cvilization and makng us kneel to our robot overlords, have created a cloud of memory programs for robots to lean from.  No word yet if scientists plan to include Asimov's three laws as a required download so at least our robot overlords won't cap us.

[Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.

Dubbed Robo Brain, the repository, which robots can access over the Internet, is designed to let the machines draw on its more than 10 terabytes of data whenever they need it. The knowledge store resides on Amazon Web Service's public cloud.

"I'm really looking forward to building this brain, with all this information that robots  need," said Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor in the computer science department at Cornell University. "Instead of teaching each piece of knowledge to each robot, when a robot goes out in the real world, it can query the brain and learn how to do things...."

Part of what can be laborious and time consuming about building efficient robots is that each machine has to learn so many individual tasks, Saxena explained to Computerworld. Every robot has to be taught the same thing, such as how to open a carton a milk, time after time....]

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