"Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that’s considered one of the world’s most authoritative machine-reading gauges. The model developed by Alibaba’s Institute of Data Science of Technologies scored 82.44, edging past the 82.304 that rival humans achieved.Alibaba's AI Outguns Humans in Reading Test - Bloomberg
Alibaba said it’s the first time a machine has out-done a real person in such a contest. Microsoft achieved a similar feat, scoring 82.650 on the same test, but those results were finalized a day after Alibaba’s, the company said."
Monday, January 15, 2018
Alibaba's AI Outguns Humans in Reading Test - Bloomberg
Also see Alibaba and Microsoft systems beat humans in Stanford reading test (Financial Times)