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Day Dream Believing? Thinking about World Models. By Rokas Bendikas

By sharon.betts, on 23 May 2023

I am interested in discussing an intriguing concept in machine learning, which promises to revolutionize the way we approach learning in robotics: World Models.

At a high level, World Models aim to create a compact and controllable representation of the world. Think of it as a mental simulation or an internal mini-world where AI can experiment, explore, and ‘imagine’ different scenarios, all without the need for real-world interactions. It’s like creating a sandbox game for AI, where it can learn the ropes before stepping out into the real world. 🧠🕹

Let’s contrast this with the conventional end-to-end learning methods. These traditional approaches typically require vast amounts of real-world data and intensive training, which can be time-consuming, computationally expensive, and let’s face it, data-inefficient.

That’s where the beauty of World Models shines. By allowing AI to ‘dream’ or simulate possible scenarios in their internal model of the world, they can learn faster and more efficiently. They can plan and strategize better by running various ‘what-if’ scenarios within their world model. Imagine playing chess and being able to simulate all possible moves in your mind before making your move – that’s the advantage of World Models in a nutshell! 🎲🚀

The ‘DayDreamer’ paper is a fantastic resource if you’re keen to delve into the specifics of this innovative approach. It opens up new vistas in our quest for smarter and more data-efficient learning in robotics.

In a world where data is king but also a constraint, World Models are pioneering a path towards more strategic, efficient, and thoughtful AI. So, let’s continue learning, exploring, and innovating. After all, the future of AI is as exciting as we dare to imagine!

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