• Computers have previously been capable of little more than a simple game of I Spy: Name a specific object or person, and they’ll show you an image containing it. But thanks to new developments in AI research, machines can now answer more complex questions, like, “What is there on the grass, except the person?” 
  • The development from Baidu and UCLA, while important, is far from perfect. The system can’t handle multiple questions in a row, like asking what types of fruit are in a basket, then asking it to count the number of apples. In tests, it gave the correct answer 64.7 percent of the time, the paper says. 
  • Work done by UCLA and two startups has focused on the analysis of surveillance videos. One day, AI may be able to monitor security camera footage to quickly and automatically discover unmarked vans parked outside of banks for four hours without moving. 

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