This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock
This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock

Alibaba’s algorithm-powered machine outperforms humans in understanding visuals for the first time

  • Alibaba’s algorithm recorded an 81.26 per cent accuracy rate in answering questions related to images, compared to a rate of 80.83 per cent for humans
  • VQA technology can be used in a wide range of areas, including searches for products on e-commerce sites and supporting analysis of medical images

Topic |   China technology
This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock
This year’s AI challenge contained more than 250,000 images and 1.1 million questions. Photo: Shutterstock
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