Do you find getting dressed in the mornings a mundane task? Take heart, a novel computational method driven by machine learning techniques will assist you in the multi-step process of putting on clothes. According to computer scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Google Brain -- Google's artificial intelligence research arm -- the task of dressing up is quite complex and involves several different physical interactions between the character and his or her clothing, primarily guided by the person's sense of touch. Going Braless Has Made Women Lose Their Jobs! Can Sexist Dressing Be Forced on Female Employees?
The team leveraged simulation to teach a neural network to accomplish the complex tasks of dressing by breaking down the task into smaller pieces with well-defined goals. It allowed the character to try the task thousands of times and providing a reward or penalty signals when the character tries beneficial or detrimental changes to its policy.