When assessed on Singapore's sixth-grade exams, the AI-powered ChatGPT bot produced an average of 16% in math and 21% in science.
Inquiries from the Primary School Leaving Exam (PSLE), which all sixth grade primary schoolers take in Singapore to determine which secondary school they will attend, were directed to ChatGPT by The Straits Times, a Singaporean news outlet.
For the PSLE's 2020, 2021, and 2022 mathematics, science, and English papers, ChatGPT achieved an average score of 16 per cent, as it could not comprehend any questions which included diagrams or graphs, resulting in it receiving zero marks for these questions.
ChatGPT made mistakes with straightforward, text-based questions. For example, when they asked what the sum of 60,000, 5,000, 400, and 3 was, the AI gave the response 65,503. Nonetheless, Insider reportedd that when they asked the same query again, the AI provided the correct response.
In the science papers, ChatGPT achieved an average of 21 percent. However, when Insider tried it out on two PSLE science questions, one from 2020 and the other from 2022, it answered them both correctly.
ChatGPT managed to get 11 out of 20 in the English exams, according to The Straits Times. It was particularly challenged by questions with words with dual meanings, such as 'value'. Here, it failed to understand the context and instead responded with an answer related to money rather than ethics.
In November, ChatGPT was unveiled by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence company.
According to Insider, the bot was able to pass the final exam at the Wharton business school, come out with good grades in four law school courses, and pass the US medical licensing exam. Furthermore, it was successful in the Google coding interview for a level 3 engineer.