AI Machine Attempts to Understand Comic Books … and Fails

The list of activities in which artificial intelligence machines have bested humans is increasing at an alarming rate. Face recognition, object recognition, chess, Go, various video games, and numerous other tasks have all fallen in this battle. So it’s natural to ask about the types of tasks that machines still have difficulty with. Where do humans still rule the roost? Today, we get an answer of sorts thanks to the work of Mohit Iyyer at the University of Maryland in College Park and a few pals. These guys ask how well artificial intelligence can understand comic books and can hardly resist punching the air in revealing that the machines come a sorry second in comparison to humans. Comics tell stories using a sequence of panels consisting of hand drawn and…

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