WHY DO SOME QUESTIONS CONFUSE ROBOTS?
Muse Science Magazine for Kids|September 2021
A COMPUTER can easily defeat a human at chess or even the quiz show Jeopardy. But questions that seem obvious trip them up. Read these three:
KATHRYN HULICK

1. The trophy would not fit in the suitcase because it was too big. What was too big?

2. The father comforted the son because he was so upset. Who was upset?

3. Th fi hate the worm because it was hungry. Which animal was hungry?

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