We humans like to think that we are at the top of the evolutionary hierarchy. However, it is increasingly becoming clear that algorithms can execute some tasks better and more judiciously than humans can, or ever will be able to. From board games to medical diagnoses to reforming the justice system, algorithms are outperforming humans in ways that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. Here are a few areas in which algorithms are currently outperforming humans: Playing Games Gary Kasparov’s 1997 defeat to Deep Blue marked a turning point in the way that people saw
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