Humankind’s been dreaming of ways to nix domestic duties since time immemorial, but aside from Roombas and robotic baristas, the mechanical servant has mostly stayed in science fiction.

Thankfully for us, Elon Musk makes it his business to fund those projects which seek to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality. Musk is currently fueling the open-source, non-profit organisation OpenAI in its efforts to make automatons capable of teaching themselves how to care for us through simple, high-tech trial and error.

Co-founded in 2015 by Musk, Peter Thiel, and others, the AI research group has received over $1 billion “to advance digital intelligence … to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return […and become] a leading research institution which can prioritize a good outcome for all over its own self-interest.”

Read more: Elon Musk Wants To End Housework With These Self-Training Robots – Forbes

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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Elon Musk Wants To End Housework With Robots – Forbes

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