Summary: Finally, computers are faster than small children in recognising and identifying cats. Therefore Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Baidu compete in automatic recogition of visual content. Computers beat humans at quizzes, and answering trivia. Maths and chess are no problem for computer programmes. Li Fei-Fei, Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, illustrates that a computer learns to “see” with a lot of training and somewhat better algorithms. But what about traffic signs when it is snowing?

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Original Title: 1000 Computer für die Katz.

Author: Stefan Betschon, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2015, November 13