11 October, 2017
Virtual Reality Is The Next Training Ground For Artificial Intelligence
Virtual reality was imagined as a human simulation technology long before the most recent wave of innovation that brought us the Oculus RIFT and the wave of innovation that followed. Now, rendering high framerate graphics using multiple, stereoscopic points in virtual reality is matching the speed and accuracy of robotic sensors and cameras. By modeling physics, motion, and material interactions, virtual reality is poised to become a simulation tool for training automatons – robots, drones, and diagnostic gear – before they need to perform in the real world. That’s one small step for robotics, but it foretells a much bigger step forward for artificial intelligence.