AI is almost as smart as the average high schooler, at least when it comes to the SAT

Despite all the warnings of woe that accompany discussions of artificial intelligence and its potential for destroying humanity, we really don’t have anything to worry about … yet. Unless, of course, the mental capacity of an average high schooler is frightening to you. As per the latest collaboration between the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and the University of Washington, an AI system managed to score a 500 out of 800 on the math section of the SAT, slightly lower than the average score of 513 achieved by high school seniors. So while it’s impressive that AI can make it through the test at all, when it comes to outsmarting us, it’s probably not quite there yet.A score of 500, which indicates around 49 percent accuracy, may not sound like much, especially…


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