Could this be the first step on the road to the day when computer scientists finally recognize that embodiment is a hard requirement for intelligence? And I mean true intelligence not the non intelligent (fake) intelligence we have today. I am going to take a wild guess and say no. More than likely all it will do is result in yet another redefining (dumbing down, no pun intended) of the word intelligence until it becomes as meaningless as "learning" has thanks to machine learning. The only field whose very name is a logical contradiction. Could be worse I suppose. They could be data scientists, the field of science that does not require nor use the scientific method. What a wondrous age we live in.