Artificial Intelligence is steadily pushing the boundaries of what machines are capable of. However, could machines ever become better than humans? The answer is certainly ‘yes’, at least in many things where human intellect used to be the unchallenged champion of intelligence and creativity. Here are 5 areas where AI is already doing better than humans.
1. Search the web quicker
RankBrain is a machine learning artificial intelligence that handles the toughest web queries in Google’s search engine. It understands the meaning of words and phrases and thus can choose what should be to the top ranking pages in never-seen-before searches. And it's better than its biological creators.
When tested, humans could guess 70percent of the time, while RankBrain’s success rate was 80percent. It has not displaced Google’s brute force Hummingbird Search algorithm yet, but works synergistically with it; a sign of things to come as artificial intelligence is embedded into existing information systems in order to improve their performance.