Scientists at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have designed a new system that will either result in humanity’s inevitable end at the hands of mechanical overlords or enhance the accuracy & quality of robotics. With the help of RFID tags, the scientists were capable of making robots more accurate and efficient when tracking moving objects. The invention carries primary implications for the future of manufacturing robots, drones, and many other use cases.
The system, which will be posted at the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation in a paper, is shockingly novel and simple. RFID tags are used on an object and offer a signal that provides a robot a more accurate idea of where the target is present. The system can possibly restore computer vision, which is often restricted by what is inside its sight range and can lose objects’ track in fast-moving and cluttered situations.
On a related note, ever since the emergence of the AI in the early 2010s, there has been an equivalent drought in skilled AI researchers and developers. The way to resolve this is to teach more of them and MIT declared a $1 Billion fund to do exactly that. It will start a new computing college to teach the next gen of ML experts.
Significantly, the college is not just about teaching AI skills. Rather, it will aim on what L. Rafael Reif (MIT president) dubs as “the bilinguals of the foreseeable time.” By that, he means students in areas such as chemistry, biology, politics, physics, linguistics, and history who also know how to apply Ml to these areas. Almost 2/3rd of the projected $1 Billion fund has been lifted so far, with $350 Million arriving from CEO of Blackstone (the private equity firm), Stephen A. Schwarzman.