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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This Robot Can Teach Itself To Sing

The Creepy Robot That Teaches Itself to Sing (+Video)

​Making its own choices, singing its own songs

David Grossman | August 1, 2016

This isn't self-awareness, just to be clear. Researchers around the world, including at major companies like Microsoft and Google, are betting on neural nets informing the robots of the future. With a neural net, a robot is given a function and a loose set of parameters with which to accomplish them. By creating artificial neurons, researchers are able to mimic chains of neuron connections. It isn't perfect yet, and many neural net AIs currently fail in their assigned tasks as often as they succeed. But what's important is that, hopefully, they're learning from that failure.

[Clink on link for vdieo] "In Alter's case, the tasks are simple: movement and singing. Alter chooses what movements to make, even if they're illogical. Just check out this video from The Japan Times." Source:

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