ChatGPT Passes Wharton Final Exam and US Med School Exams but Flunks PSLE

The ChatGPT AI machine-learning system has been much hyped for its problem-solving capabilities that even the Singapore civil service is planning to integrate it for use in the organisation’s computer systems.

But it seems like the PSLE exams which our 12-year-old kids sit for to qualify for secondary school is a bridge too far for the smart system.

ChatGPT has passed a final exam at the Wharton business school, passed tests in four law school courses, and comfortably cleared a US medical licensing exam.

Yet, when state media agency the Straits Times ran a small PSLE experiment with the system last week, it barely passed any of the tests.

ChatGPT scored just 16 out of 100 for three math papers, 21 points for the science papers, and 11 out of 20 for the English papers.

The questions came from PSLE papers from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

ChatGPT was developed by the artificial intelligence company OpenAI and launched in November last year.

The system had 100 million users by the end of January, and its capabilities led many established universities across the world to revamp their exam styles to avoid cheating.

Questions have since been raised as to whether Singapore’s exams for 12-year-olds are too tough and stressful for children.

Over the years, parents here have consistently raised the same issue, seeing how they are unable to answer many PSLE questions that their children are expected to ace.

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