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What Grades Can AI Get In College when writing a paper?
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- AI manages to score a “C” average across four subjects, failing only one paper.
- Feedback on human and AI papers looks remarkably similar.
- AI wrote shallow, less descriptive papers, compared to its human counterparts.
A world where computers think like humans is no longer limited to science fiction movies. The world has been in a race for artificial intelligence (AI) for over a decade now. Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple all have a stake in the game, but they’re also competing against entire countries. France, Israel, and the United Kingdom are on equal footing with the United States in their AI strategic strength, with China, Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea closely following.
Long-term winners aside, the AI world was shaken by the latest technological development known as GPT-3. OpenAI, a research business co-founded by Elon Musk, developed the revolutionary AI which can create content with a human language structure better than any of its predecessors.
Eduref hired a panel of professors to create a writing prompt, gave it to a group of recent grads and undergraduate-level writers, and fed it to GPT-3, and had the panel grade the anonymous submissions and complete a follow up survey for thoughts about the writers. AI may not be at world-dominance level yet, but can the latest artificial intelligence get straight A’s in college? Keep reading to find out.
C’s Get Degrees As the saying goes, “C’s get degrees.” Straight A’s in college, however, are far from common, and with AI being far from perfect, GPT-3 performed in line with freelance writers. While human writers earned a B and D on their research methods paper on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, GPT-3 earned a solid C. Performing a bit better in U.S. History, humans received a B and C+ on their American exceptionalism paper, while GPT-3 landed directly in the middle with a B-. Even when it came to writing a policy memo for a law class, GPT-3 passed the assignment with a B-, with only one of three students earning a higher grade.