back to article Is it a car? Is it a rocket? No, it's Elon Musk's robot butler!

A scrappy bunch of Silicon valley A-listers have announced plans to build an artificial intelligence (AI) system that will clean your house, answer your questions, and beat you at Call of Duty. In a blog post OpenAI, a research company formed as a non-profit by Elon Musk, vengeful billionaire Peter Thiel, and the Y Combinator …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    ... and beat you at Call of Duty.

    Hope you don't leave any guns around the house in case it gets confused.

  2. Putters

    Obligatory Pratchett Quote ...

    ... just because it is the first thing that sprang to mind when I read this.

    "One of Igor’s former masters had made a tick-tock man, all levers and gearwheels and cranks and clockwork. Instead of a brain, it had a long tape punched with holes. Instead of a heart, it had a big spring. Provided everything in the kitchen was very carefully positioned, the thing could sweep the floor and make a passable cup of tea. If everything wasn’t carefully positioned, or if the ticking, clicking thing hit an unexpected bump, then it’d strip the plaster off the walls and make a furious cup of cat. "

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  4. andy gibson

    Nelson Muntz

    I prefer to misquote Nelson from The Simpsons:

    "How many Robot butlers will there be"

    Bart: "One at first,but he'll train others"

    Hopefully not in an I Robot fashion.

  5. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Butler? What about a robot chauffeur... no, wait...

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      I'm Johnny Cab, hope you enjoyed the ride!

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