Chinese computer beats human in IQ test

Computer eyeScientists at China’s University of Science and Technology of China and the Microsoft Research in Beijing have built a deep learning machine that outperforms an average human on the verbal analogies portion of the IQ test — normally the hardest part of the test for computers.

In particular, they’ve solved the problem of one word having different meanings in different contexts.

Eventually, this kind of technology will lead to better language processing by personal assistants like Siri and better answers from search engines.

Read more about it at the MIT Technology Review.

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