Chinese computer beats human in IQ test

Scientists at China’s University of Science and Technology of China and the  Microsoft Research in Beijing  have built a deep learning machine that outperforms an  average human  on the verbal analogies portion of the IQ test — normally the hardest part of the test for computers.

In particular, they’ve solved the problem of one word having different  meanings in different contexts.

Eventually, this kind of technology will lead to better language processing by personal assistants like Siri and better answers from search engines.

Read more about it at the  MIT Technology Review.

This article originally appeared on Hypergrid Business.