From 'Jeopardy' to poker to reading comprehension, robots have managed to beat humans in all of these contests in the past decade
- Thanks to leaps and bounds in the field of artificial intelligence in the past decade, robots are increasingly beating humans at our own games.
- AI-powered programs have proven their prowess at competitive games and academic tests alike throughout the past 10 years.
- Many advances in AI can't be quantified with competitions or challenges, but robots' victories at games ranging from Jeopardy to Dota show how far AI has come.
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When IBM's Deep Blue chess machine defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, the world responded with surprise and angst at how far computers had come: "Be Afraid," read a Weekly Standard headline reacting to the news.Artificial intelligence has since made advancements that were unthinkable just 20 years ago - in the past decade alone, robots have achieved dominance over humans in games far more complex than chess.
Here's a comprehensive list of the competitions, games, and challenges that robots beat humans at in the past decade.Get the latest IBM stock price here.
2011: IBM's Watson beats two former champions to win Jeopardy
2014: Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition algorithm achieves an accuracy rate of 97%, rivaling the rate of humansAdvertisement
2015: Google DeepMind's AlphaGo defeats Go champions in Korea and Europe
2016: Microsoft speech recognition AI can transcribe audio with fewer mistakes than humansAdvertisement
2017: Libratus, an AI bot, defeats four of the world's leading poker players in a 20-day tournament
2017: An OpenAI bot defeats a human esports player at the multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2Advertisement
2017: An AI system developed by researchers at Northwestern is able to beat 75 percent of Americans at a visual intelligence test
2018: Alibaba's AI outscores humans in a Stanford University reading comprehension testAdvertisement
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