A group of engineers at the University of Columbia have created a robot arm that can program and fix itself.
The scientists say this is the first time a machine has possessed the ability to “imagine itself,” and it’s similar to a “new Born Child” adapting to its environment.
Professor Lipson, who leads the lab where this machine was built, said in the published journal of the study that, "We conjecture that this advantage may have also been the evolutionary origin of self-awareness in humans." He also mentioned that, “While our robot's ability to imagine itself is still crude compared to humans, we believe that this ability is on the path to machine self-awareness."
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