So robots finally surpassed humans at reading. For those of us with creative writing, English or journalism degrees, this is should be a wake up call. I clearly remember sitting thinking (in my office at IBM’s Watson research lab, no less!) “Oh well, AI is so far off for anything that has to do with writing and reading — the mind will be more art than science for decades.” Well, that was about 15 years ago, so….close?
In a vast and complex reading comprehension test, “Microsoft’s score of 82.6 and Alibaba’s grade of 82.4 beat out the human standard of 82.3. ”
Watch your six, creative types!