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Title    Nvidia Announces “Moonshot” to Create Embodied Human-Level AI in Robot Form
Date    Friday March 22, @09:16AM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the I'm-sorry-Dave-I'm-afraid-I-can't-do-that dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/03/21/1158238

Freeman writes:

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/03/nvidia-announces-moonshot-to-create-embodied-human-level-ai-in-robot-form/

In sci-fi films, the rise of humanlike artificial intelligence often comes hand in hand with a physical platform, such as an android or robot. While the most advanced AI language models so far seem mostly like disembodied voices echoing from an anonymous data center, they might not remain that way for long. Some companies like Google, Figure, Microsoft, Tesla, Boston Dynamics, and others are working toward giving AI models a body. This is called "embodiment," and AI chipmaker Nvidia wants to accelerate the process.

[...] To that end, Nvidia announced Project GR00T, a general-purpose foundation model for humanoid robots. As a type of AI model itself, Nvidia hopes GR00T (which stands for "Generalist Robot 00 Technology" but sounds a lot like a famous Marvel character) will serve as an AI mind for robots, enabling them to learn skills and solve various tasks on the fly. In a tweet, Nvidia researcher Linxi "Jim" Fan called the project "our moonshot to solve embodied AGI in the physical world."

[...] According to Fan, Project GR00T is a cornerstone of his newly founded GEAR Lab (short for "Generalist Embodied Agent Research"). During his time at Nvidia, Fan has specialized in using simulations of physical worlds to train AI models, and now that approach is extending to robotics. "At GEAR, we are building generally capable agents that learn to act skillfully in many worlds, virtual and real," wrote Fan in a tweet. "Join us on the journey to land on the moon."

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Original Submission

Links

  1. "Freeman" - https://soylentnews.org/~Freeman/
  2. "AI language models" - https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/07/a-jargon-free-explanation-of-how-ai-large-language-models-work/7/
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  8. "announced" - https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/foundation-model-isaac-robotics-platform
  9. "tweet" - https://x.com/DrJimFan/status/1769860044324319658?s=20
  10. "GEAR Lab" - https://twitter.com/DrJimFan/status/1761052023821369639
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  16. "This Robotic Finger is Covered in Living Human Skin" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/06/13/0319231
  17. "Even as It Retires, ASIMO Still Manages to Impress" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/04/25/1830222
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  19. "Elon Musk Reveals Plans to Unleash a Humanoid Tesla Bot" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/20/2110242
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  21. "Study Explores The Meaning Of Humanoid Sex Robots" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/09/28/2354233
  22. "Increasingly Human-Like Robots Spark Fascination and Fear" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/07/2327242
  23. "Boston Dynamics' Atlas Can Now Backflip" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/11/18/1321235
  24. "Humanoid Robots Could "Wear" Tissue Grafts Before Transplantation" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/03/02/0535246
  25. ""Sweating" Robot can do More Push-Ups" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/10/16/1242214
  26. "Man Builds 'Scarlett Johansson' Robot from Scratch to 'Fulfil Childhood Dream'" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/04/02/0228221
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  31. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62360

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