[caption id="attachment_82083" align="aligncenter" width="616"] TED Offers Prize For Robot That Can Give Presentation[/caption]
According to an article recently published by the International Business Times, TED is offering a prize to any individual or company that can develop an android capable of giving a verbal presentation at one of its future conferences.
It is hoped that keeping the rules vague leaves the door open for artificial intelligence developers to try many different and varying methods of achieving the ultimate goal of winning the prize. Along the way, these scientists and A.I. developers may also discover many other new technological advances which could aid mankind in the future.
In a statement issued to the media after the announcement, Diamandis had this to say: “This global competition could help spur its development across a myriad of areas – including biological research, exploration, education, health care, and fields we have not yet even imagined.” As yet, there is no word as to whether anyone has decided to take up the challenge.