Are Computers Smarter Than Us?

No, but it’s close.
In their 2011 paper, “An Overview of Artificial Intelligence,” Peter Stone and Emad Azzabi demonstrated that a computer is able to simulate the answers of a sixth-grade student in just five minutes. In 2013 he found that a military drone was able to predict the location of insurgents faster than any human.

It is important to note, however, that robots have been designed for specific tasks with limited domain knowledge and capabilities rather than the scope and volume of knowledge most humans have learned throughout their lives. It won’t be long before artificial intelligence will outperform humans at many tasks, even those with deep technical or experience-based skill sets where intuition is valued over rule-based algorithms.

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