This robot will soon be able to talk to elderly people

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This robot will soon be able to talk to elderly people

This may include ads by us and 3 rd parties based on our understanding. And one of the scientists behind the invention of the nursing assistant machine, named Grace, is designed to provide help and companionship to elderly people who will be able to discuss the weather with them even if it was raining so it will interfere in your social life. Grace will make just her second public appearance at the 14th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, along with Dr Benjamin Goertzel, founder of the AI research company SingularityNET.

She is described by the company as the little sister of Sophia, a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics and activated in 2016. Janet Adams, chief operating officer of Express.co. told SingularityNET, told Express.co. uk: Grace hardware is based on the same Sophia platform as Hanson Robotics. However, their AI software is quite different. Grace was a character intended to carry out a wide variety of different interactions, while Grace was specifically focused on healthcare, serving as her first role as a nursing assistant and social companion for senior adults Ms Adams said: Grace s relatively specialised focus has allowed us to take a different approach to her software, which incorporates some more sophisticated AI tools that have been more straightforward to play in the narrower realm. Sophia s software leverages the OpenCog AI systems in more advanced ways than Grace's occasional use of OpenCog and leverages some subtle interoperation between OpenCog and a variety of neural vision and language models. By using alternative software architecture Grace is capable of using different kinds of reasoning and perception to Sophia, Ms Adams explained - although both are rapidly evolving systems She added: The plan is to upgrade Grace to the new OpenCog Hyperon system in late 2022 or early 2023, which should be a major step toward general intelligence the details of the in-development Hyperon system and how it will work in Grace s context will be described in Dr Goertzel's talk at the AGI event on October 16. Meanwhile, SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics are launching a project called SophiaDAO, which is adapting the software underlying Grace for Sophia, as part of SophiaDAO s initiative to use Sophia to run a broad variety of AI systems. In 2022, we could see some versions of Sophia running Grace-like software. Pompeii experts blown away by 'best preserved remains ever discovered' is INSIGHT What are we diving into? Musk 'interested' in building UK gigafactory SPOTLIGHT 'Holy s Reporters 'gasp' as Grace walks out of briefing REVEAL Assessing Grace s capabilities. Ms Adams said: Grace isn t an independent, thinking like you or I though she can do a convincing impression of one from time to time Intelligence is a slippery concept to define. If the ability to solve some situations independently is sufficient to be considered Artificially Intelligent, then definitely Grace is intelligent and her intelligence is increasing more and its intelligence is gradually increasing. There was a specific engineering plan aimed at advancing Grace progressively towards human-level Artificial General Intelligence to beginning with the port of Grace s internal software to OpenCog Hyperon late this year or early next week.