AI still lacks common sense according to new research

Well...so do a lot of humans I know
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A recent research paper by Assistant Professor Xiang Ren and a Ph.D student Yuchen Lin shows that current AI technology lacks common sense.

"Current machine text-generation models can write an article that may be convincing to many humans, but they're basically mimicking what they have seen in the training phase," said Lin.

The researchers developed a tool that can essentially test the amount of common sense in a AI generate piece of text.

"We find even the strongest model, called the T5, after training with a large dataset, can still make silly mistakes." Lin added.

According to Ren and Lin, prior researchers had not tested the common sense ability of the artificial intelligence sufficiently.

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