Can AI Beat Humans In Understanding Language? Tencent And Alibaba's AI Models Can

  • Alibaba Group Holding Limited BABA and Tencent Holding Ltd's TCEHY artificial intelligence (AI) models understand the Chinese language better than humans, a study suggested.
  • The two rival models have achieved record-high scores on the Chinese Language Understanding Evaluation (CLUE) benchmark, SCMP reports.
  • Tencent's "Hunyuan AI model" came first with a score of 86.918, followed by Alibaba's AliceMind with a score of 86.685, according to Monday's rankings on CLUE's website. 
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  • Both ranked higher than humans, which scored 86.678.
  • AI models from Chinese smartphone maker Oppo and food delivery giant Meituan MPNGF MPNGY ranked fourth and fifth.
  • It marks the first time that AI models have scored better than humans on CLUE since the benchmark was established by dozens of researchers three years ago.
  • China's Big Tech firms have been working to improve their NLP technology, which supports voice-enabled virtual assistants, such as Alibaba's AliGenie and Tencent's Xiaowei.
  • Last year, scientists at Alabama's Auburn University and Adobe Inc ADBE research unit found that proficient AIs faltered when words in a sentence were randomly shuffled.
  • Price Action: BABA shares traded higher by 6.09% at $80.50 in the premarket on the last check Tuesday.
  • Photo by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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