3D printed robot equipped with GPT-5 to guide Meta

Some time ago renamed Meta, Facebook is one of the undisputed giants of emerging technologies, whether in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence or even additive manufacturing. Indeed, the group is progressively advancing in this market, slowly but surely. In particular, the American giant already announced the acquisition of Luxexcel a few months ago. This time, Meta decided to bring all this experience together to announce a new and somewhat… surprising project. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the former Facebook, announced in an official press release that 
the company has 3D printed a robot equipped with OpenAI's GPT-5 to participate in the board of directors and support it in its strategic decisions
The aim is to test the suitability of such a humanoid: if the project proves successful and the robot manages to improve Meta's financial results, the group may seriously consider replacing certain positions with this type of robot. This can lead to savings in recruitment, training and greater efficiency. Science fiction or reality, one thing is for sure, Mark Zuckerberg seems more determined than ever to yes brought together new technologies and management performance .
This is news that can send shivers down anyone's spine and we are certainly not affected by this announcement as it raises more questions than it answers, to say the least. 
For example, will we soon have to cooperate with robots endowed with a form of human intelligence superior to our own? This debate has been growing for several years, focusing mostly on whether we might be replaced by machines at some point in the future. 
In any case, this is the direction that the Meta group is starting to take, probably worried about the negative financial results it has had in the last few years. By combining artificial intelligence – and moreover the latest GPT-5 system – and additive manufacturing, the company hopes to find a solution that could reduce some of its costs and solve its challenges quickly and efficiently. So it announced the creation of a 3D printed robot equipped with the latest iteration of OpenAI artificial intelligence, despite all this, there is an open letter written on March 29 that warns of the dangers of such intelligence. 
Mike Catfish, director of technical operations at Meta, commented: 
"We believe that the GPT-5 system can truly revolutionize the way we do business today, and despite the concerns expressed by some, we continue our development with OpenAI and are confident in the positive impact our robot will be able to have."
Mark Zuckerberg participated in the 3D printed robot project

A robot endowed with human intelligence

To make this robot, Meta chose 3D printing, a method that allowed it to test several iterations at a lower cost and above all to allow a robot that is as personalized and as realistic as possible. The robot's body is CNC-machined and covered in a fully 3D-printed shell reinforced with carbon fiber to make it as strong and light as possible. The shell is then painted white. Meta explains that it uses an extrusion process, although it doesn't specify which machine is used.

In just a few days, the teams were able to test an initial prototype and quickly move forward with the project. Susan Jester, Recruiting Manager at Meta, explains: "Integrating robots into the company can solve some of the challenges we face in terms of recruitment. The job market is getting tighter and it's hard to find the right skills at the right time. We wouldn't have this problem with such robots because we could program them to do the job. They would already be trained and could work more efficiently. Imagine, on top of that, it's free labor!”

GPT-5 is an artificial intelligence capable of thinking like a human (photo: Adobe)

The GPT-5 system will give the robot the ability to analyze and take control of situations that Meta employees are currently managing. In this way, the company claims that the machine can replace people, and in the more distant future, accompany Mark Zuckerberg in the management of the company.

It's hard to know how the robot will behave, but apparently it will have a 6-month test period after which its performance will be evaluated.


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