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AI crisis: Sony reports shortage of cute robot puppies!

steelpillow Silver badge

Academic research

Academic researchers latched on to the original as a cheap standard robotic platform which multiple AI researchers could use as a baseline in comparing their results. Around the world they were committing an increasing number of new research programmes around it when Sony, unaware of this imminent revenue stream, pulled the plug.

Let's hope that doesn't happen again.

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