Study Reveals that Infants outsmart AI

a recent study discovered that newborns are superior to AI when it comes to critical psychological tasks.

Infants outsmart AI
Infants outsmart AI

These days, artificial intelligence can be found just about everywhere. Voice recognition and autonomous vehicles are two examples of how artificial intelligence (AI) already has an impact on our day-to-day lives. A study reveals that infants outsmart AI.

New research from New York University that was just published in the journal Cognition suggests that infants may be able to comprehend the purpose behind a person’s gestures better than artificial intelligence. The study was published in the journal Cognition. This study highlights the relevance of expanding existing technology and exposing the limitations of AI since it highlighted the obvious gap between cognition and computing.

“Adults and even newborns can readily generate reasonable inferences about what drives other people’s conduct,” said Moira Dillon, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University and the paper’s senior author.

Moira Dillon is also the senior author of the study. “The state of the art in artificial intelligence makes it difficult to draw these inferences.”

More than eighty newborns that were 11 months old at the time of the study were used to investigate the differences between infants and AI. With the fact that infants outsmart AI, the group observed how children and artificial intelligence responded to a “state-of-the-art learning-driven neural network model” and made comparisons between the two types of intelligence.

The group utilized a test known as the “Baby Intuitions Benchmark” (BIB), which is comprised of six different activities designed to gauge an individual’s level of psychological realism. Dillon came to the following conclusion: “The basic knowledge of a human child is restricted, abstract, and represents our evolutionary ancestry; nonetheless, it is adaptable to any setting or culture in which that infant may live and study.”

Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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