Clever - but still learning: Google Navigation, pictured here on an Android phone, is a clever, intelligent-seeming system - but it is still just code, following instructions
Why Google Is Nowhere Near As Clever As A Rat - But One Day, Even Your Smartphone Will Be Smarter Than You -- Daily Mail
* Clever technology such as Google is still powered by rote-learning and pattern-matching, say AI researchers...
* ...But over the next 30 years, super-computers will become smarter, cheaper, and smaller
Google has spent the last 15 years becoming smarter and smarter, learning how to power our lives - from our homes, our cars, our phones.
But - and with apologies to founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin - all of that work is still no match to the intelligence of a common rat.
Or taking it further, even a gnat.
The point was made by artificial intelligence researchers Yann LeCun and Josh Tenenbaum, who were not criticising the search engine, just pointing out how much further we have to go until we can create computers which contain - or at least, perfectly mimic - intelligent life.
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My Comment: We have made progress .... but we definitely still have a long way to go before an AI platform is smarter than a rat.