• Shubham Pandey

When AI won against humans and surprised everyone

Do you think artificial intelligence can ever overpower humans in few aspects of life or humans will always stay ahead of AI?

Sometimes I wonder if something close to what we have seen in ‘The Matrix’ can ever happen or are we really live in a simulation and are already controlled by AI. I know all this is an exciting or weird fantasy (leaving for you to choose), but thinking about it from an AI enthusiast point of view could be really interesting.

Below are 3 interesting scenarios when AI surprised us by defeating humans:

1. AlphaGo - AlphaGo is a computer program that plays the board game Go. It was developed by Deepmind

technologies which was later acquired by Google.

Everyone got shocked when AlphaGo defeated Go champion Ke Jie by 3-0 in a three-match series that took place on 23, 25, and 27 May 2017 in China.

Full story - https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/24/alphago-beats-planets-best-human-go-player-ke-jie/#:~:text=Image%20Credits%3A%20Google&text=AlphaGo%20made%20its%20name%20last,hugely%20complex%20ancient%20strategy%20game.

2. GPT-3 – Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) is an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text.

A College student Liam Porr used the language-generating AI tool GPT-3 to produce a fake blog post that recently landed in the No. 1 spot on Hacker News. The more interesting part is that he told MIT Technology Review, “it was super easy, actually, which was the scary part”.

Full story - https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/08/14/1006780/ai-gpt-3-fake-blog-reached-top-of-hacker-news/

3. Rubik’s Cube – A little machine developed by software engineer Jared Di Carlo and MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab student Ben Katz smashed the record for solving the Rubik’s cube.

It solved the Rubik’s Cube puzzle in just 0.38 seconds flat — which includes image capture and computation time, along with physically moving the cube. The fastest time set by a human is 4.69 seconds set by Patr of the United States.

Full story - https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/robot-rubiks-cube-038-seconds/

Although all the above cases are related to specific use cases and do not include a combination of daily life skills. But with the recent advances in 'Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)', we could soon be looking at AI defeating humans in many of the important and daily life use cases.



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