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AI takes on video games in quest for common sense

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Science  17 Aug 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6403, pp. 632-633
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6403.632

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  • AI has defeated a team of six human champions in quiz bowl questions

    Matthew Hutson wrote an article entitled “AI takes on video games in quest for common sense” (1). AI has defeated a team of six human champions in quiz bowl questions in NIPS 2017 Human Computer QA Competition (2). AI scored more than double the combined human team score (465:200). A human team is composed of six top quiz experts including “Raj Dhuwalia”: a Jeopardy! champion and winner of 250k on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, “David Farris”: a mathematician and three-time national champion, “Charles Meigs”: the two-time All-Star in D2 quiz bowl (UCLA) and led the University of Maryland (go Terps!) to a 2008 national championship, “Sharad Vikram”: PhD candidate at UCSD studying clustering, is a veteran of Torrey Pines and Berkeley quizbowl, and created the database the computer team trained on, “James Bradbury”: a Salesforce research scientist working on question answering. he was on top 15 teams at Thomas Jefferson High School and Stanford. By the result of human computer QA competition, AI has demonstrated better common sense than that of a team of human champions (3).

    References:
    1. Matthew Hutson, AI takes on video games in quest for common sense, Science 17 Aug 2018: Vol. 361, Issue 6403, pp. 632-633
    2. https://togetter.com/li/1179834
    3. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.08652.pdf

    Competing Interests: None declared.