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Digital assistants.

An intelligence test given to intelligent assistants by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing found that a six-year-old human could outperform all of them.

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Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have developed an intelligence test that both machines and humans can take, and used it to rank intelligent assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri on the same scale used for humans.

The test is based on the "standard intelligence model," in which systems must have a way of obtaining data from the outside world. They must be able to transform the data into a form they can process, they must be able to use this knowledge in an innovative way, and they must feed the resulting knowledge back into the outside world.

The researchers found that even a six-year-old human outperforms the most advanced digital assistant, which according to this test is Google Assistant.

However, machine intelligence is rapidly improving. In 2014, Google Assistant scored 26.4 on this test, compared with a score of 47.28 in the most recent test.

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