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Nvidia announces “moonshot” to create embodied human-level AI in robot form

Accepted submission by Freeman at 2024-03-20 20:49:58 from the I'm sorry Dave I'm afraid I can't do that dept.
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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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