Okay, so we have a benchmark where the bog-standard human being scores 94.9%.
Then in February (that's three months ago), Microsoft reports hitting 95.06%; the first score to edge the humans.
Then in March, Google notches 95.18%.
Now it's May, and Baidu puts up a 95.42%.
Meh. Swinging dicks with big iron are twiddling with their algorithms to squeeze out incremental, marginal improvements on an arbitrary task.
“Our company is now leading the race in computer intelligence,” said Ren Wu, a Baidu scientist working on the project. ... “We have great power in our hands—much greater than our competitors.”
I presume that next month it will be IBM boasting about "leading the race" and being "much greater than their competitors". The month after that it will be Microsoft's turn again. Google will be back on top in August or so...unless, of course, some other benchmark starts getting some press.