Average 6 year old is smarter than Google's AI, study finds

Google's artificial intelligence system has an IQ of 47.28, according to recent research reported in CNBC.

The goal of the study, conducted by three Chinese researchers and published in Annals of Data Science, was to measure the "intelligence grade" of various AI systems, including those developed by Google, Chinese search engine Baidu, Microsoft and Apple.

Baidu boasted an IQ of 32.92, compared to Microsoft's Bing at 31.98 and Apple's Siri at 23.94 — just over half the IQ of Google's AI. The researchers highlighted none of the AI systems had an IQ higher than a typical 6-year-old child, 55.5.

The researchers also discussed AlphaGo, the AI system that plays the Chinese board game, Go, developed by DeepMind, the AI arm of Google parent company Alphabet. Although they did not calculate the IQ of AlphaGo, they concluded, "AlphaGo belongs to the third grade."

Google declined CNBC's request for comment. Apple was not immediately available to comment, according to CNBC.

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