Is this the future depicted in movies like Terminator or I, Robot? Artificial Intelligence has come a long way and we already own automated gadgets around the house. This thinking robot it’s developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Based on the technology called Self Replicating Neural Network (SOINN), the robot can make decisions like humans especially on tasks that have never been done before.
“So far, robots, including industrial robots, have been able to do specific tasks quickly and accurately. But if their environment changes slightly, robots like that can’t respond. This robot remembers only basic knowledge, and it can apply that knowledge to its immediate situation. If it doesn’t know enough, it stops, and reacts by saying, “I can’t do this because I don’t know how.” So, if you teach this robot just the things that it can’t do, it incorporates those things as new knowledge, and it can solve the problem overall, by including that knowledge.”