Google Assistant outperforms both Bing and Siri in new IQ tests

A team of Chinese researchers has tested Google Assistant, Bing, and Siri in a series of IQ evaluations, in which Assistant came out tops.

In recent months, it’s been hard to advocate for either Siri or Bing’s prowess in the face of Google Assistant, and now a paper from a team of researchers in China has thrown some interesting metrics into the arena.
According to Investopedia, researchers Feng Liu, Yong Shi and Yin Liu conducted a new test which sought to measure the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of each AI.
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According to the team’s results, Google Assistant weighed in with an IQ score of 47.28 – the near-equivalent of the average IQ of a human six-year-old.
Next were Bing and Baidu, which posted results at 31.98 and 32.92 respectively – and lastly Apple’s Siri posted a depressing score of 23.9.
The paper cites that “…the results so far indicate that the artificial intelligence systems produced by Google, Baidu, and others have significantly improved over the past two years but still have certain gaps as compared with even a six-year-old child”.
2017 has seen the AI arms-race heat up; Amazon has continued to push its Alexa AI into both smartphones and new Echo units, while Samsung recently introduced Bixby – a digital assistant reliant on context.
Of course, there’s also the fact that Huawei has publicly announced its development of the AI-powered Kirin 970 chipset, which may well mark the introduction of a new digital assistant in the future.
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Read the paper here