• Teaching AI agents to type on a Braille keyboard

    Credit: Alex Church. In recent years, computer scientists have developed artificial intelligence-based techniques that can complete a wide variety of tasks. Some of these techniques are designed to artificially replicate the human senses, particularly vision, audition and touch. Researchers at University of Bristol have recently carried out a study that could inform the development of new tactile reinforcement learning approaches. More specifically, they introduced an experimental environment and a set of tasks designed to teach AI agents to type on a Braille keyboard via reinforcement learning. Braille keyboards are devices that allow people to type instructions for computers in Braille. Braille is a renowned system of reading and writing based…