Researchers at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are working on a project to enable robots to learn human etiquette.
The researchers studied how humans recognize and react to social norms, and developed a machine-learning algorithm that enables a robot to learn these "manners" by drawing on human data. Thanks to this research, the team thinks an artificially intelligent system could eventually intuit how to behave in certain situations, just as people do.
"If we're going to get along as closely with future robots, driverless cars, and virtual digital assistants in our phones and homes as we envision doing so today, then those assistants are going to have to obey the same norms we do," says DARPA program manager Reza Ghanadan. He says the project has developed a framework for this type of machine learning, but there is still more work to be done.
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