How DeepMind is reinventing the robot

Having conquered Go and protein folding, the company turns to a really hard problem

Image of a robot juggling multiple items into the air.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE has reached deep into our lives, though you might be hard pressed to point to obvious examples of it. Among countless other behind-the-scenes chores, neural networks power our virtual assistants, make online shopping recommendations, recognize people in our snapshots, scrutinize our banking transactions for evidence of fraud, transcribe our voice messages, and weed out hateful social-media postings. What these applications have in common is that they involve learning and operating in a constrained, predictable environment.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum magazine.