The abstract reasoning corpus (ARC)…

We have found ARC to be fully solvable by humans. While many ARC test tasks are intellectually challenging, human test-takers appear to be able to solve the majority of tasks on their first try without any practice or verbal explanations. Each task included in ARC has been successfully solved by at least one member of a group of three high-IQ humans.

Crucially, to the best of our knowledge, ARC does not appear to be approachable by any existing machine learning technique (including Deep Learning), due to its focus on broad generalization and few-shot learning, as well as the fact that the evaluation set only features tasks that do not appear in the training set.


The paper is criticized for building on work that was not properly cited.

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