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Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in

Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in

June 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

On Friday June 14, 2019, Devin Coldewey at TechCrunch wrote:
If AI-powered robots are ever going to help us out around the house, they're going to need a lot of experience navigating human environments. Simulators, virtual worlds that look and behave just like real life are the best place for them to learn, and Facebook has created one of the most advanced s…

If AI-powered robots are ever going to help us out around the home, they’re going to need a lot of experience navigating human environments.Simulators, virtual worlds that look and behave just like real life, are the best place for them to learn, and Facebook has created one of the most advanced such systems yet.

Called Habitat, Facebook’s new, open-source simulator was briefly mentioned some months ago but today received the full expository treatment, to accompany a paper on the system being presented at CVPR.

Obviously, however, there’s a need for both, and it seems that for now one can’t be the other simulators can be either physically or visually realistic, not both.

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