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Google AI suspends a high school exam


The intelligent algorithm DeepMind, developed by Google, has not been able to pass a baccalaureate exam, failing 26 of the 40 questions that made up the educational questionnaire.

It seems that DeepMind, the artificial intelligence of Google, is good at playing video games, but not so much to pass math exams in high school. Like any teenager, really ... DeepMind defeated the best players in the world of Go or Starcraft II, but has suspended a high school math test, the equivalent of a 16 year old student.


DeepMind has not even been able to answer the simple question: What is the sum of 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1?

How is it possible that a supposedly developed artificial intelligence is not capable of answering such a simple question, when that mathematical operation can be completed by any computer 50 years ago? To understand it, it is necessary to know how an artificial intelligence or AI works.

An artificial intelligence is not a computer program. Actually, it is, but it works differently. A program or application is a list of orders, and the computer only follows them. If you have a memory program in your memory and you are told to add 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1, it will not be a problem.

The AI ​​does not work like that. It does not have a list of orders. No one tells you what you have to do, it is she who must discover it. For this you must be trained by showing many examples. In order to pass this baccalaureate exam, DeepMind was trained with different exercises and algorithms of Algebra, Arithmetic, comparisons, measures, calculation, calculation of polynomials, and probability.

The exam, equivalent to the level of a 16-year-old baccalaureate course, was composed of 40 questions. DeepMind I can only respond correctly to 14 of them. Failed 26, including some extremely simple, such as the aforementioned sum 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1. Based on his training, he could not find the meaning to that question.

It seems that to DeepMind, the artificial intelligence of Google does not give the mathematics good, but surely it improves training (studying) more.

On the other hand, he is a professional gamer: he won 10 to 1 from several professional players of StarCraft II, and experts in the millennial game Go. He has also discovered eye diseases, and even imagines worlds from a photo.