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AI is still not as clever as a six-year-old… for now

  • Chinese researchers have found that Google’s attempt at developing artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, is cleverer that Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Bing, but still not as clever as the average six-year-old.
  • The scientists have developed a way of measuring the intelligence of AI systems and devised a classification system to rank different AI systems.
  • Although artificial intelligence (AI) is currently one of the most interesting areas in scientific research, the researchers said “the potential threats posed by emerging AI systems remain a source of persistent controversy”.
  • “Using this model, we observe three challenges, namely, expanding of the von Neumann architecture; testing and ranking the intelligence quotient of naturally and artificially intelligent systems, including humans, Google, Bing, Baidu, and Siri; and finally, the dividing of artificially intelligent systems into seven grades from robots to Google Brain.
  • Researchers said that the yearly trajectory of test results will allow for a comparison of selected artificial intelligence systems with the highest-IQ humans.

But Google’s AlphaGo proves brainier than Siri and Bing

Chinese researchers have found that Google’s attempt at developing artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, is cleverer that Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Bing, but still not as clever as the average six-year-old.

The scientists have developed a way of measuring the intelligence of AI systems and devised a classification system to rank different AI systems. In tests, Google’s AlphaGo system ranked highest.

The three researchers, Feng Liu, Yong Shi and Ying Liu, found that AlphaGo had an IQ of 47.28 in 2016, double that of Siri’s 23.94, and higher than Microsoft’s Bing (31.98), according to their research paper. However, the average six-year-old’s IQ is around 55.5.

Despite its relatively low IQ, AlphaGo has managed to increase its IQ over the years. Back in 2014, the system managed an IQ score of 26.5.

Although artificial intelligence (AI) is currently one of the most interesting areas in scientific research, the researchers said “the potential threats posed by emerging AI systems remain a source of persistent controversy”.

In order to address the issue of AI threat, their study “proposes a standard intelligence model that unifies AI and human characteristics in terms of four aspects of knowledge, i.e., input, output, mastery, and creation”.

“Using this model, we observe three challenges, namely, expanding of the von Neumann architecture; testing and ranking the intelligence quotient of naturally and artificially intelligent…

AI is still not as clever as a six-year-old… for now