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

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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. How can we help kids learn the things that humans can do better than AI?
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  1. Could a robot pass most bachelors degrees?
    Yes, because you only have to memorize a lot of phrases to pass.
    Might struggle at the bachelor thesis, but otherwise I dont see a Problem.
    I probably learned more from fellow educational YouTube channels than from my 2 semesters at university.

  2. This speech brought an attention to me, personally in my studies. Throughout my diploma learning I've made used of countless memory techniques to ace my exams, combined with true understanding I can bring out the answer that no AI can, however memory was one of the lacking thing, memorisation. If AI could produce meaning and understanding, the end of humanity will be close. I doubt it will happen any time soon though.

  3. These tests of an AI within a limited rule-set and with a single focus are easy for current AI. It's a sophisticated kantian logic upon game theory. Here are rules, Here are successful outcomes.
    Once AI can do that task while maintaining social norms, whilst managing a subconcious and create focus from willpower, without distraction, while being able to multitask and do all that without being programmed intentionally to do all that. THEN i'll call it AI, until then it's software in a robot, doing what it's told.

  4. If its problem is understanding meaning in written languange that might be the reason why AI tends to develop its own language (as it happened with the Facebook AI tests) when it has to "talk" to other AI.
    The human brain is wired in a way that our language is the best way to communicate for us, but for a machine built differently this might not be the case. Therefore it doesn't perform perfectly in the human communication field, but if it were allowed to develop its own communication system without being shut down it could outperform humans in all fields.

  5. Robots taking all the jobs is a dream in socialism and a nightmare in capitalism. Because in socialism, it distributes the profit that robots produce among people and frees them to explore the world and enjoy life. In capitalism it guarantees that someone will be ultrarish while workers will be fired to starve.

  6. Why not, could work.
    The body is intelligent, it reacts 'perfectly', it's a beautiful engine.
    She's right about memories, most people don't question beliefs which are memories, that's why there are so many believers(religious).
    I don't see any problem living with something who reacts the same way our body do, every living organism does the same, and it's around us. What's the difference with a new one able to do the same.

  7. It doesn't matter how intelligent the robot is, how much cash does it have?
    George W. Bush was admitted to Yale and Harvard. 93-94% of applicants are rejected. Any questions?

  8. If an AI program were able to get a high score on an IQ test would you say that the program is intelligent? If you say, "no", then isn't that an admission that IQ tests don't measure intelligence?

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