Science Alert: They’re gaining on us!
Experts think improvements in machine learning and natural language capabilities (see Siri, Google Now, and Cortana) will lead to AI systems that are much better at thinking like humans in the next few years.
Conducted by a team from the University of Illinois in the US, a series of tests designed to challenge some of the best AI systems in the world, found that our most advanced AI systems match the average toddler in terms of smartness.
An MIT-developed AI machine called ConceptNet – which academics have been working on since the 1990s – was one of the systems tested. The computer scored highly on vocabulary and similarities, averagely well on information, and poorly on word reasoning and comprehension.
Note: When the age was upped to seven, the software programs found themselves well beaten.
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