Chinese technology conglomerate Alibaba has recently tested a new artificial intelligence network that outperformed humans in reading and comprehending text.
The robot was asked each of the 100,000 questions comprising the comprehension test, according to Bloomberg. Its 82.44 score narrowly bested the 82.304 achieved by human subjects.
Reports indicate that Microsoft created an AI machine that scored an even higher 82.65 on the test. Alibaba noted in a statement, however, that it retains the distinction of creating the first robot to beat humans in the test, since Microsoft’s results came out a short time after its own.
A top scientist at Alibaba shared a few of the possible practical uses for the ongoing advancements in AI learning.
“The technology underneath can be gradually applied to numerous applications such as customer service, museum tutorials and online responses to medical inquiries from patients, decreasing the need for human input in an unprecedented way,” said Luo Si.
As CNN reported, one of the Stanford University researchers who developed the test heralded the recent results by AI machines.