DeepMind taught an AI to take a school maths exam – but it failed

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    DeepMind taught an AI to take a school maths exam – but it failed


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    4 April 2019

    Maths exam

    No calculators allowed

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    By Adam Vaughan

    Artificial intelligence firm DeepMind has tackled games like Go and Starcraft, but now it is turning its attention to more sober affairs: how to solve school-level maths problems.

    Researchers at the company tasked an AI with teaching itself to solve arithmetic, algebra and probability problems, among others. It didn’t do a very good job: when the neural network was tested on a maths exam taken by 16-year-olds in the UK, it got just 14 out of 40 questions correct, or the equivalent of an E grade.

    There were also strange quirks in …

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