GPS and Compass readings in a building?
I think that's one part of the simulation that won't survive the transition in to the real world.
A reinforcement-learning algorithm was open-sourced this week by Facebook that can train AI bots to navigate simulations, with each droid armed with just a camera, GPS, and a compass – and no map. Dubbed decentralized distributed proximal policy optimization, or DDPPO, it’s an architecture that scales up proximal policy …
"And the pizza would get cold"
And it'd probably be the pizza that your neighbor ordered. With --- yuck -- anchovies.
BTW, I'm kind of unimpressed with the "equivalent of 80 years human experience". Really, now, are octogenerians generally held in awe for their fantastic navigational skills?
I wouldn't trust any connected robot as far as I could throw it, it would be phoning home almost real time keeping 'somebody ' updated on on my preferences and potential need for personalised things that will improve my experience.
The first thing to do when and if robo-butlers become available is to wrap it in a bloody Faraday cage and make sure it has no appendages that can plug into any comms device.
For the same reasons that we have more concern about IoT junk and laptop malware that activates the camera. My phone is at least somewhat controllable by me, while IoT equipment and most likely any robot built by a big tech company will run black box firmware that I can't easily change. If my phone gets hacked, the microphone is dangerous, but the cameras will only see what I have in my pocket for almost all of the time, while a laptop or other device with a camera mounted less movably can see much more. And probably most importantly, if I don't want my phone hearing something, I can put it in a box and it can't sneak around to listen in.
Sir or Madam, here is your pizza.
I didn't order pizza.
Your profile shows that you should have ordered pizza so it was ordered for you and I am delivering it.
But I don't want it.
None the less, here it is. Don't worry, you've already been charged and a robot gratuity has been added.
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