Figure AI's 'Terminator' robot
A startup focused on developing general-purpose humanoids
has attracted investments from Jeff Bezos, Nvidia Corp., and other major tech companies
in its most recent funding round amid the rapidly expanding artificial intelligence bubble.
People familiar with the investing round told Bloomberg
that Figure AI - backed by OpenAI and Microsoft Corp - is raising $675 million, with a pre-money valuation of approximately $2 billion.
They said Bezo's firm, Explore Investments LLC, has committed $100 million. Microsoft has committed $95 million, while Nvidia and Amazon plan $50 million each.
The funding round is not yet complete, and the amounts could change, with the possibility that the deals could still fall apart.
Figure's AI-powered robot appears very similar in design to the Terminator assassin robot in the early 1990s film "Terminator."
Recall the Terminator robot:
Let's hope this Terminator-like robot is not trained on a woke-tuned model like Gemini
- now that would be a disaster for humankind.