This robot is self-trained as an assistant through the Internet

This robot is self-trained as an assistant through the Internet

Google developed a home robot whose artificial intelligence is able to understand and respond correctly to offers without being programmed to do so. The robot relies on a powerful language model that extracts the necessary information from the Internet.

The voice team "I'm hungry" to the robot to bring something to eat may seem almost normal or at least feasible in 2022, but given that the robot in question has never been programmed to understand what to do in response to this request, it is all very impressive.

This home robot, which was released from Google laboratories and developed by Faye Xia, a researcher at the firm, has just demonstrated its capabilities. The robot is equipped with artificial intelligence that allows it to convert proposals unknown to a sequence of physical events. To do so, the robot will search the Internet for as much information as possible to know what to do according to the offer. Thus, the robot will be able to understand all the subtleities and complexity of the language, as stated in Google.

This means that there is no need to enrich the robot with multiple voice teams, as in the case of virtual assistants such as Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. For example, a researcher has shown that when the liquid was spilled, the robot reacted by bringing a sponge, even though it had never done it before and had not even studied it.

To understand and act, the robot relies on Google's most powerful language model. It's called PALM and absorbs a huge amount of text from books and the Internet with the help of the OpenAI GPT-3 generator. So it can enrich its language skills and respond correctly to a sentence. PaLM can also explain in natural language how it comes to a precise answer to a question.

As far as the hardware is concerned, the robot's architecture, a mobile column with a jointed manipulator and seizure, was developed by Everyday Robotts, a subsidiary of Google, which works on a pet robot.

Even if this robot integrating the reinforced version of PaLM is promising, let's not forget that AI, even if effective, will only give what they absorb online.