The pace of AI progress is awe inspiring.
We are entering a golden age of innovation, disruption, and new possibilities.
Here is a small example. It's not the first time computers have learned to walk, but Google's DeepMind taught itself to walk with no human interaction.
Here is a video.
With very little structure around their knowledge, it's interesting to see how they developed movement – and where it seems distinctly artificial.
For a more instructional video, you can check out "Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures" from 2013. It shows the generational differences between their bots as well.
AI is getting smarter, faster. Soon it'll have knowledge that we don't understand. And that will still only be the beginning.