‘In recent months, the world’s leading A.I. labs have built elaborate neural networks that can learn the vagaries of language by analyzing articles and books written by humans.’

An AI model named for the ancient philosopher Aristotle is exceeding modern benchmarks. Aristo is an algorithm for natural language developed at the Seattle-based Allen Institute, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

In recent trials taking a science exam, Aristo scored 90% on a multiple choice test for 8th-grade students, and 80% for 12th-grade comprehension.

Science tests depend on logical reasoning and pure recall, making them a better benchmark for AI progress. Researchers say advances like these can lead to benefits in areas such as search engines and record-keeping

The New York Times says the test results show how quickly natural language systems are evolving

The system was trained for multiple-choice tests.


A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test NEW YORK TIMES | September 4, 2019 | by Cade Metz