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Technical Perspective: The Importance of WINOGRANDE

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Excelling at a test often does not translate into excelling at the skills the test purports to measure. This is true not only of humans but also of AI systems, and the more so the greater the claims of the test's significance.

This became evident less than a decade after the introduction of the Winograd Schema Challenge (WSC),3 a test designed to measure an AI system's commonsense reasoning (CSR) ability by answering simple questions. An example would be, given the information: The sculpture rolled off the shelf because it wasn't anchored, answering: What wasn't anchored?


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