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.Advertisement
While most of those advances can't be quantified with milestones like chess victories, programmers have continued the tradition of building machines designed to outsmart humans at our own games.
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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