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Google tackles challenge of building an honest robot

Researchers' thinking is that the robots' goals must be aligned with those of their human owners
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 05:50
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With the technical paper, Google and its collaborators are trying to solve problems they can only vaguely understand before they manifest in real-world systems.

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GOOGLE can see a future where robots help us unload the dishwasher and sweep the floor. The challenge is making sure they don't inadvertently knock over a vase -- or worse - while doing so.

Researchers at Alphabet Inc unit Google, along with collaborators at Stanford