Artificial Intelligence System ‘Has The IQ Of A Four-Year-Old Human Child’

Rob Waugh – The TerminatorThanks to films such as The Terminator, many of us are a little spooked by computer ‘artificial intelligence’.Bad news – they seem to be gaining on us. A test by researchers from the University of Illinois found that some of today’s top AI systems actually match four-year-old children in human IQ tests. A machine developed at MIT, ConceptNet, performed well on vocabulary tests – but poorly on word reasoning and comprehension.Many of the machine’s answers should reassure us that the systems have some way to go. When asked to suggest answers to the question, ‘This is an animal that lives in Africa,’ among the answers were, ‘home,’ and ‘farm’.Stellan Ohlsson says, ‘The ConceptNet system scored a WPPSI-III VIQ that is average for a four-year-old child, but below average…


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