OpenAI disbands its robotics research team due to lack of large enough data sets to effectively generate reinforcement models.
Covariant, which is developing AI for unassisted industrial robotics applications, has raised $40 million.
By training pair of neural networks to solve a Rubik’s Cube with a single robot hand, OpenAI has demonstrated a new technique called automatic domain randomization, which it said can help solve real-world problems without prior data.
Scale AI has raised Series C funding for its annotation services, which can help train machine learning for its customers. They include leader companies working on self-driving cars, robots, and other systems.
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI to build out Microsoft Azure to support artificial general intelligence.