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AI Mavericks Want to Build A Better Brain for Industrial Robots


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Some big-names in AI and robotics are teaming up to develop a robot operating system that will aim to address the shortcomings of today's smartest machines.

Robust.ai will develop a "cognitive platform" for all sorts of robots, from factory and warehouse machines to domestic helpers, according to founder and CEO Gary Marcus, although he hasn't said exactly what this will entail. Marcus, a cognitive scientist at NYU and an outspoken critic of AI's current focus on deep learning, argues that both current industrial robots and research machines that employ machine learning lack many qualities of human intelligence, including common sense.

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