Software by Seattle scientists can pass SAT geometry

An artificial-intelligence software program capable of seeing and reading has for the first time answered geometry questions from the SAT at the level of an average 11th-grader. The achievement, in which the program answered math questions it had not previously seen, was reported in a paper presented by computer scientists from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle and the University of Washington at a scientific conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sunday. The software had to combine machine vision, to understand diagrams, with the ability to read and understand complete sentences; its success represents a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Despite the advance, the researchers acknowledge that the program’s abilities underscore how far scientists have to go to create software capable of mimicking human intelligence. Most Read Stories Doug Baldwin…


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