SLAM is being gradually developed towards Spatial AI, the common sense spatial reasoning which will enable robots and other artificial devices to operate in general ways in their environments-- not just localising and building geometric maps, but interacting intelligently with scenes and objects.
In the context of Spatial AI, deep learning has most obviously had a big impact on bringing semantic meaning to geometric maps of the world.
Spatial AI Brain
From SLAM to Spatial AI
- FutureMapping: The Computational Structure of Spatial AI Systems