An Artificial Intelligence Research team at Northwestern University has developed a robot based on CogSketch model which possesses an understanding level quite similar to that of humans. It makes use of the same AI platform that was earlier developed at Forbus’ Laboratory. This computation model of the analogy of the project has been derived from the structure mapping theory given by psychology professor Dedre Gentner.
As per Ken Forbus, the CogSketch model is capable enough to understand the world just as an American adult would do and that too with an accuracy rate of 75%. He also remarked that everything which is difficult for humans to understand is hardly recognized by these robots, which evidently means that the robot is imitating human cognition very well. The model developed earlier at Forbus’ Laboratory was even able to comprehend complex sketches and could respond with immediate quality feedback.
As far as the new iteration of the model is concerned, the visual reasoning solving ability has been tested on a nonverbal standardized test that measures abstract reasoning. The test was conducted through a visual matrix which was presented to the CogSketch model and humans. Both were asked to complete a missing part of a matrix using the best possible structure with the available options. Consequently, it was found that the robot outsmarted humans.
This newly developed model is now leading towards a new dimension in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The researchers are quite hopeful that it would bridge the distance between artificial and human intelligence.
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