Development of artificial intelligence systems: from assembly of chairs to writing texts.
Over the past few years, robotics has made a huge leap in its development. Now robots are able to independently find objects in huge warehouses, study the underwater world, lift a load that exceeds their weight 200 times, they can even perform synchronous dance programs. However, the important question is this: will the robots cope with the assembly of the chair from IKEA? A team of engineers from Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore decided to find out by stating in detail their work in the journal Science Robotics.
They adopted industrial robots, equipped them with parallel captures, force sensors and 3D cameras, and also wrote software that allows these bots to assemble the chair. The starting point for robots was a set of parts randomly placed within reach. They needed to hone three different skills: determining the shape of a part of the structure, coordinating movement, to put these fragments in the right place and knowing how much power must be used at different stages of the process.
After several attempts, the bots were able to assemble a chair from start to finish in about nine minutes. In general, not bad, but before celebrating the success of robots, it should be noted that they did not collect the chair themselves. Each step of the process, up to a millimeter, was planned and coded by engineers.
However, the team says that the chair assembly was just the beginning. Engineers see the not-so-distant future, when the combination of artificial intelligence with advanced robot capabilities will help create smart gadgets that will learn not only to assemble furniture, but also to perform other complex tasks on their own.
Development of artificial intelligence systems: united not furniture
The days when people themselves wrote letters are already over. Since the Chinese company Alibaba appeared AI, which can generate 20,000 lines of text per second, and even passed the Turing test.
It is reported that the tool can generate copies of texts that can be “advertising, funny, poetic or touching” at the touch of a button. This invention will be used mainly in China at sites such as Tmall and Taobao. In addition, it seems that brands like Esprit and Dickies are already using this tool for their advertisements in the Republic of China.
It is worth noting, afraid that robots will replace humanity too early. Despite the accelerated development of artificial intelligence systems, people still have to check the work done by the machine. In general, AI will simply help reduce the time spent creating a copy for web banners.