Can’t we all be replaced by a computer?

In the news this weekend, using One-Shot Bayesian Program Learning, an approach apparently better than multi-layer neural networks, a computer can memorize and produce a character with one glance, better than a human:


Computer researchers reported artificial-intelligence advances on Thursday that surpassed human capabilities for a narrow set of vision-related tasks.

Doesn’t that mean that computers can easily beat human forecasters on a wide variety of current events questions?  Shouldn’t we all just be practicing piano or something?


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