For the first time to date, researchers out of Northwestern University developed an artificial intelligence that can design a robot completely by itself. The team gave the AI a prompt, “design a robot that can walk across a flat surface.” Seconds later, the AI created this purple block.
Northwestern University’s AI learned to walk within seconds. According to the university’s release, the AI didn’t immediately walk. It first learned to jiggle, bounce in place, shuffle. Nine tries later, the block began to walk “about half the speed of an average human stride.”