Average Intelligence? New A.I. Program Gets a 500 in Math on the SAT

The average SAT test taker in 2014 answered answered almost half of the test’s math questions correctly. At a conference in Lisbon on Sunday and through a paper published Monday, researchers from the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington showed off a computer program can basically perform just as well. It’s not the first time A.I. programs have been tasked with completing standardized test questions. And it’s not really a big deal that a computer can do math, since hey — almost every computer is capable of doing math (see: Calculators). No, the reason this program — called GeoS — is impressive is because it was programmed to acquire and interpret the information on the test like a human being would. It wasn’t solving the problems…


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