May 27, 2005

Artificial Intelligence

Fascinating article at Kuro5hin -- I have goosebumps as I am typing this...
AI Breakthrough or the Mismeasure of Machine?

If a computer program took the SAT verbal analogy test and scored as well as the average college bound human, it would raise some serious questions about the nature and measurement of intelligence.

Guess what?
The article links to this paper (PDF) published by Peter D. Turney's Interactive Information Group, Institute for Information Technology of the National Research Council Canada, achieved this milestone. The average human score on this test is 57% Their program gets 56% Holy crap! This is a very fun time to be alive! Granted, this is only one small backwater of AI and there are a lot of serious issues that need to be worked on but parsing the relationships between words is not a trivial question and to develop a program that can do this at a human level is awesome work. Posted by DaveH at May 27, 2005 8:53 PM
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