Researchers at Facebook, which is no stranger to artificial intelligence, have created Habitat, a platform that allows A.I.

agents to rapidly learn about the physical world by living in realistic environments within virtual homes.

Teaching A.I.-powered robots to accomplish tasks within the real world takes a significant amount of time.

While it may be possible to have actual robots move about in physical spaces for their training, it can take hundreds of hours, an even years, for the A.I.

agents to learn how to move from one place to another, determine objects, and answer questions about their surroundings.

may be placed within virtual homes that represent real ones, with the speed of training dependent on how fast a computer can run the calculations of the 3D world.

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