Artificial intelligence is gaining traction faster than anybody imagined – quickly knocking down the dominoes of complex tasks that computers have long struggled with.
For example, in April this year, Wired Magazine ran an article explaining why AI still sucked at transcribing speech. But just six months later, AI is now as good as humans at listening! (And – scarily – using that audio, Adobe will soon allow you to type in any text and hear it in that person’s voice.)
And there have been similarly dramatic advances in other areas. Adding machine learning to Google Translate has improved error rates by up to 85% since it was introduced a month and a half ago!
“It has improved more in one single leap than in 10 years combined” — Barak Turovsky, product lead for Google Translate