Why Making Robots Is So Darn Hard
This article was originally published on 14 December 2012.
This piece does a very good job of outlining some of the challenges associated with the current state of robotics and artificial intelligence. The thing it fails to capture is the momentum that’s currently building in both of these fields. In terms of strategy the real question isn’t "what’s the state of play today?" It’s "what will be the state of play in say 5 years from now?" As Wayne Gretsky said, you need to skate to where the puck is going to be not where it’s been.