Google’s DeepMind AI Teaches Itself to Walk, and the Results Are Kooky, No Wait, Chilling

In 2014, Google acquired DeepMind, a company which soon made news when its artificial intelligence software defeated the world’s best player of the Chinese strategy game, Go. What’s DeepMind up to these days? More elemental things–like teaching itself to walk. Above, watch what happens when, on the fly, DeepMind’s AI learns to walk, run, jump, and climb. Sure, it all seems a little kooky–until you realize that if DeepMind’s AI can learn to walk in hours, it can take your job in a matter of years.

Watch a primer explaining how DeepMind works here. And find more AI resources in the Relateds below.

via Twisted Sifter

Related Content:

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Take Our Jobs: From Writing Essays, Books & Songs, to Performing Surgery and Driving Trucks

Artificial Intelligence Program Tries to Write a Beatles Song: Listen to “Daddy’s Car”

Two Artificial Intelligence Chatbots Talk to Each Other & Get Into a Deep Philosophical Conversation

by | Permalink | Comments (1) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s educational mission, please consider making a donation. We accept PayPal, Venmo (@openculture), Patreon and Crypto! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (1)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  • Remus Simion says:

    The big difference between what the AI learned to do and what humans do is that the AI was not given an energy expenditure law of some sort. Humans walk differently because they learned to also use energy more efficiently while working. Would be interesting to have include such laws as well and see what the AI does :)

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.