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Google's Apple IQ Competition Not Too Sirious

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By    |   Monday, 09 October 2017 02:56 PM

The Google and Apple IQ race is not a "sirious" competition, say Chinese researchers in Fictitious Economy and Data, given that one of the virtual assistants is at the top of the scale and the other at the bottom.

Three scientists, including Yong Shi, executive deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences research center on that topic, determined that in 2016 Google's AI had an IQ of 47.28, CNBC reported and listed other results.

The Chinese search engine Baidu had an I.Q. of 32.92, Microsoft's Bing 31.98 and Apple's Siri 23.94.

The results marked an improvement for Google AI and Microsoft Bing from 2014, which scored 26.5 and 13.5, respectively. The study didn’t analyze Baidu or Siri back then, per CNBC.

The Business Insider said a jump in funding was behind the increase in artificial smarts, noting that $1.7 billion was spent in the first quarter of 2017 with worldwide artificial intelligence companies.

At that rate, though, artificial intelligence isn’t becoming an "existential risk" to humankind, as Tesla founder Elon Musk predicted in July, per NPR, unless the only humans are first graders.

None of the artificial intelligence systems score an IQ as high as a 6-year-old, which is 55.5, CNBC pointed out, while the average 18-year-old high schooler has an IQ of 97.

Don’t get complacent, though.

"Scientists believed AI was capable of lots of things but were disappointed by failures created out of unrealistic goals," Lin Hsuan-Tien, chief data scientist of Taiwan-based AI startup, told CNET.com.

"Many AI researchers instead started to focus on 'weak AI,' which (tackles) specific problems, such as image recognition or playing the game of Go," Lin told CNET.com. "Weak AI has proven that its ability to learn surpasses the capabilities of most human beings and is able to achieve super-human performance levels."

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The Google and Apple IQ race is not a "sirious" competition, according to Chinese researchers in Fictitious Economy and Data, given that one of the virtual assistants is at the top of the scale and the other at the bottom.
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