Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday January 31, 2015

DARPA's New Tech Lets Robots Learn from YouTube Videos

DARPA and the University of Maryland are putting us one step closer to Skynet and the inevitable Man vs. Machine wars sometime in the next 50 years. The joint effort of the two research teams will be attempting to educate and update test robots by simply having them watch YouTube videos without human supervision. Personally, I think they will become robot couch potatoes, ordering beer and pizza straight from the Internet, kicking back and watching YouTube. This could set back robots about 20 years. big grin

DARPA believes the robots could eventually learn a lot faster at a fraction of what it currently costs due to this research, especially since it could also allow them to share their knowledge with other machines.