Gaokao, A.I. and the New Era of Education in China

GETChina Insights, Medium, Jun 09, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Chinese Higher Education Entrance Exam, or ‘Gaokao’, took place this week, and while it is an event of key importance for Chinese students, this year's effort is marked by the participation of two AIs. "One is called AI-MATHS, [developed] by the 863 Program of China Ministry of Science and Technology. Another one is developed by a K12 online education company, Xueba Jun, called Aidam." How did they do? AI-Maths passed the test, barely scraping by less than 70%.  Aidam did better, scoring 130 out of 150 (but still well behind the human leaders). 
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