Elon Musk Opens Artificial Intelligence Gym To Train Robots

Posted: Apr 30 2016, 8:40am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Elon Musk Opens Artificial Intelligence Gym To Train Robots
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  • Elon Musk inaugurates Artificial Intelligence Gymnasium for Exercising Robotic Machines

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk inaugurated an artificial intelligence gymnasium called OpenAI Gym for exercising robotic machines.

The rich and famous Elon Musk has launched a beta version of a gym for the training of AI systems. These include robots of all kinds. The gymnasium comes under the rubric of his non-profit agency.

Termed the OpenAI Gym, it had its ribbon-cutting ceremony a few days ago. The gym provides AI developers with a workstation from which they can apply their algorithmic technology to enhance its worth and caliber. 

Among the environments offered by this cyber-gym are robots with simulation and even Atari games platforms. A site allows a comparison and reproduction of outcomes as well.

It consists of electronic and silicon technology that can be employed to train AI devices and give them a chance to play out their computer programs in a suitable manner.

Among the games that are present on the platform may be included: Go, Pac Man, Space Invaders and Asteroids. Also 2D and 3D robotic simulations can occur with ease in this gym. 

The computer language that is used in this context is none other than Python. The gym basically provides a toolkit for machines and the cyberware so that the focus and skills of these AI devices can be sharpened.

The virtual gym is the first one of its kind. This is the first time that Elon Musk has done a contradictory thing. He is reported to have been scared of AI taking over the control of the earth from human beings.

This was an opinion he shared with Stephen Hawking. Yet here he is inaugurating his AI gym. Maybe it is just a strategy of inviting attention. Musk is a genius. That much is sure. He is into so many things and is a very capable and rich man.  

This plan of an AI gym may seem absurd at first. It is almost like putting clothes on your pets or pampering them beyond the limit. Yet that is the precise paradox that nowadays humanity has advanced to the point where machines and machinery are taking on a life of their own.

Technology has spread like wildfire and there is indeed a possibility that machines will win over the stewardship of the earth from man in the future.

Musk is himself cognizant of this fact yet this new step which he has taken contradicts something he is passionate about. Oh well, maybe he is just trying to prove that consistency is a hobgoblin of shallow minds.

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