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.
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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 :)