An AI robot has a knack for solving maths problems.
It’s an unusual approach, as it doesn’t have to be able to solve the problem in the first place.
A team of Australian scientists have developed Sophia, a robot which can read maths equations and solve them in real time.
It can be programmed to do math in the same way as a human but is capable of more complex calculations.
The Australian team says Sophia is “a proof of concept that shows we can use machines to solve problems that humans cannot”.
It can solve complex maths problems such as finding the shortest route to the nearest city.
“Sophia is a proof of a new way of doing computation, using machines to do calculations in the real world,” the research team says.
“It can do that by just reading mathematical equations in a way that is very much like a human.”
The AI robot is capable in its ability to read mathematical equations.
It is not yet programmed to be a mathematician, but it can do mathematical operations that require a human understanding.
The researchers say that if Sophia is successfully trained to solve maths problems, the robot could be used to solve complex problems in the future.
It could even be used as a real-time data acquisition system for the Australian Defence Force, the ABC reported.
The robot can read equations, solve complex mathematics problems and create new data streams for the Defence Department.
“We are going to use Sophia to help us understand how we can build smarter robots to make our world better,” Dr Anthony Pang said.
Dr Pang, the co-founder of a startup called AIXI, said that with a small, low-cost robotic intelligence, Australia could be on track to one day have machines that perform tasks like this.
“This could mean robots that could run schools, and we’d have a whole generation of robotics engineers and engineers in our schools,” Dr Pang told ABC News.
“That’s something that we have really just not thought about, and it’s something we’re going to be building out over the next decade.”
“If we can get a robot that can do these tasks and be trained by humans, we could potentially go much further in the design and manufacture of new types of robotics,” Dr Paul McLean, a robotics engineer at the University of Technology Sydney, told ABC Radio.
Dr McLean also said that the AIXIs technology could eventually be used by humans to make robots that are able to read, write and process digital data.
“I think that we will have a machine that can read and understand data in the way that a human can, so it can be used in a lot of different areas, including to make things like cameras, video cameras, and sensors that we use for everyday tasks,” Dr McLean said.
“In other words, I think that if we can develop this technology, we’ll be able, in the next generation, to be much better at these things.”
Topics:human-interest,technology,science-and-technology,solar-systems,research,science,arts-and_entertainment,australia,united-statesFirst posted February 12, 2021 11:33:15Contact Nicola FarrarMore stories from New South Wales