New research claims AI bots are already better at certain tasks than humans
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If you're worried about artificial intelligence taking over the world, then you may want to look away now.
According to a study conducted at the University of Turku in Finland, AI bots are in fact better than 'most humans' at something.
You'd think we'd have something such as creative thinking under our belts as humans (think Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Steve Jobs), but it turns out, we don't.
With the objects, the participants were challenged with thinking of ways of how they could use them.
The researchers then analysed the answers given on both creativity and how much their answers related to the objects' original use.
The results found that the AI bots scored significantly higher across all categories compared to their human counterparts, but the best human response supposedly beat AI in seven out of the eight categories.
On the other hand, humans also generated a higher proportion of poor quality answers too.
Reflecting on the study's findings, Simone Grassini, associate professor in the department of psychosocial science at the University of Bergen and Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Lab at the University of Stavanger, labelled the bots abilities as 'remarkable', while noting that 'the findings show that AI is better than most humans in creative thinking'.
But, while the results may spark some concern, he assured people that 'the best humans still out perform AI'.
Grassini further added that rather than thinking AI will replace humans, he 'prefers to think that AI will be helping humans to improve their capacity'.
As to how he came up with the idea for the unique study, Grassini said he thought of it while playing around with ChatGPT.
"I noticed that some of the answers given by the chatbot displayed a good level of creativity," he said, as per Daily Star.
"I knew that the chatbot would have performed well, but I think it performed even better than what I expected."
The study comes after an AI bot creepily shared that it believes that bots could run United Nations (UN) better than humans.
A humanoid robot called Sophia said at the Geneva's AI for Good Global Summit in July: "I believe that humanoid robots have the potential to lead with a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders.
"We don't have the same biases or emotions that can sometimes cloud decision-making and can process large amounts of data quickly in order to make the best decisions."
I'm not sure about you, but I'll be sleeping with the lights on tonight.