A Chinese artificially intelligent robot took only 22 minutes to finish China’s notoriously grueling national college entrance exam, but it delivered a score that fell short of any tiger mom’s standards.
AI-MATHS, a tall black box with 11 servers, scored only 105 points of 150 when it took the gaokao’s two-hour math test in Sichuan Province’s capital of Chengdu on Wednesday.
The AI then took another version of the test which it completed in just 10 minutes, but with a much lower score of 100 out of 150.
During the tests, exam questions and the robot’s answers were flashed on a monitor for three people to keep score.
The robot was put on offline mode for the tests to keep it from looking up the test answers on the internet, reports Shanghaiist.
The machine was found to be good with computations, although it reportedly struggled most with processing language.
The AI was stumped with a question that simply referred to “students” and “teachers,” which it apparently failed to understand.
While the robot’s output is indeed higher than the passing grade of 90, it is still considered below average.
For instance, last year’s scores of Beijing liberal art students had an average of 109 points in the same exam, according to Phys.org.
Still, the AI’s developers are still happy with the result, saying that AI-MATHS did its best during the exam that is generally dreaded by students.
The development team, which vows to further improve their robot, hopes that it will be able to score well enough to gain entrance to China’s top universities, like Tsinghua and Peking University, by 2020.
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