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Is Apple Losing the AI Race?

October 4, 2017
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The race for an effective AI system has begun in earnest and the front runners have already shown themselves. Business Insider reports that:

…in 2016, Google’s AI had an IQ of 47.3, ahead of Chinese search engine Baidu (33), Microsoft’s Bing (32), and Siri (24). But while Google’s AI leads the tech pack, it has a long way to go before it comes close to human intelligence; the average 6-year-old has an IQ of 55.5, according to the report.

So while Google’s AI is getting close to being as smart as a toddler, what does that mean for Apple? They score almost %50 lower on the IQ test, meaning that their system is a long way off from their competitors.

This is just another example in a long line of disappointments for Apple. After their hallmark product (the iPhone) failed to impress, now their AI program appears to be running far behind despite the fact that Siri has existed longer than all the others. By comparison;

Google and Microsoft have shown substantial growth in their AI’s IQ. In 2014, Google’s IQ was 26.5, and Microsoft’s was 13.5.

The rate of advancement is staggering. While Amazon’s numbers are not listed in the report, it is safe to say with their focus on investing in their “Alexa” line of home AI devices, they may see comparable results as well.

Apple will have to come up with a new strategy with regards to its innovation. They have begun to consistently lag behind the competition and if this report means anything, that gap is only widening.

For Business Insider’s report on the AI race, click here.

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