By Douglas Heaven
TELLING a yellow taxi and a pair of binoculars apart is so easy most people could do it standing on their head. Not so for an artificial intelligence: flip the cab upside down and it sees binoculars.
This is just one of dozens of examples that show AI is a lot worse at identifying objects by sight than many people realise.
The examples, compiled by Anh Nguyen at Auburn University in Alabama, raise concerns about the real-world ability of image-recognition …