Artificial Intelligence

Photos: 9 best tasks humans have offloaded to robotic helpers

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In 2019, Toyota's AI-powered humanoid basketball player CUE made history when it was awarded the Guinness World Record for "most consecutive basketball free throws by a humanoid robot (assisted)," according to a company blog post. At the 2021 Olympics, the robot was seen showing off its talents at the free throw line and one made shot even earned a "boom shakalaka" from a broadcast commentator.

SEE: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Best robotics and innovative tech we've seen at the games so far (TechRepublic)

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