The “Better than Human” Metric

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A popular metric that is frequently misrepresented and otherwise abused is to say that a system is “(X amount) better than human!”. Tesla offered an example of this earlier this year, which was quickly shot down when experts examined the details. It may be tempting to call something better than human at a given task, but there tend to be a lot of caveats that may go unspoken.

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