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Artificial Intelligence is smarter than us now

Artificial Intelligence is smarter than us now
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I'm sure at some point your life you've taken an IQ test, whether it was for school, work, or just for fun. Some people put a lot of stock in their IQ, although it's good to remember it only measures one kind of intelligence.

Still, the IQ test does have some uses, and a new one is seeing how artificial intelligence matches up with human intelligence. Traditionally, AI didn't do so well, but that's just changed.

There are three things the typical IQ test measures: logic, math and verbal reasoning. Computers are good at the first two, but they struggle with verbal reasoning.

That's because when you're dealing with words, there's a lot of nuance. The same word can have multiple meanings depending on the context, and that might change the entire problem. So scientists came at the problem from a new direction.

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