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Most advanced computer ‘dumber’ than a toddler?

world Updated: Jul 17, 2013 01:39 IST
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Most advanced computer ‘dumber’ than a toddler?
Washington: One of the world’s best artificial intelligence computers is only as smart as a four year old human child, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago IQ-tested one of the best available artificial intelligence systems to see how intelligent it really is.
It turned out that the computer is about as smart as the average 4-year-old, researchers said. The UIC team put ConceptNet 4, an artificial intelligence system developed at MIT, through the verbal portions of the Weschsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, a standard IQ assessment for children. PTI

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation saves dog’s life
Melbourne: Dog’s best friend! An Australian man saved the life of a dog after he performed mouth-to-mouth on the canine that had been run over by a car.

Steve Hunter, from Ballarat, Australia, was making a plaster delivery when Salty, a Fox Terrier-Jack Russell cross, suddenly ran out of a driveway and was clipped by an oncoming car. He carried the dog to the road side, puckered up and, to use his words, “did the deed”. The five-year-old pooch is doing fine now. PTI

NASA discovers new moon on Neptune
Washington: Scientists have discovered a newmoon orbiting planet Neptune using the Hubble Space Telescope, said US space agency, NASA.
The new moon is estimated to be no more than 12 miles across, makes it the smallest known moon in the Neptunian system, which already had 13 known moons. It is designated as S/2004 N 1, which completes one revolution around Neptune every 23 hours. PTI