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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Teaching Robots Social Skills

Akin to common sense, a tough challenge.   Specifically using the normally intensely numerical approaches of machine learning is particularly interesting.  An application for more fuzzy logic?

IBM Wants Watson to Teach Robots Some Social Skills
Because language is only part of human communication, IBM is using machine learning to teach robots social skills like gestures, eye movements, and voice intonations.   .... "  

" ..... During a keynote speech at a conference held in San Jose, California, this week, Robert High, chief technology officer of Watson at IBM, demonstrated some of the techniques his team is working on using a small humanoid robot. The robot, a Nao model from the company Alderbaran, spoke with  ...  "

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