Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): Can an AI Pass a University Exam?

As September is before us, a profound question for us all to consider:


Noriko Arai: Can a robot pass a university entrance exam?


13:37 minutes · Filmed Apr 2017 · Posted Aug 2017 · TED2017
Meet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. While it's not matriculating anytime soon, Todai Robot's success raises alarming questions for the future of human education, says creator Noriko Arai. She asks: How can we help kids excel at the things that humans will always do better than AI?

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