Can an AI Chatbot Pass a Data Science Interview?
AI language systems in the modern era have proven to be remarkable, as their capabilities are praised frequently. However, they are also criticized for their lack of precision, tendency to fabricate information, production of unexceptional song lyrics, and their inability to exhibit true intelligence.
AI language systems are praised for their capabilities but are criticized for their lack of precision, tendency to fabricate information, production of unexceptional song lyrics, and inability to exhibit true intelligence.
On March 7, 2023, Professors Joao Sedoc and Foster Provost conducted an interview with ChatDS, a data science chatbot, to showcase the capabilities and limitations of modern AI. The interview covered various topics such as standard data science interview questions, problem formulation queries, whiteboard mathematics, live coding, and data visualization. This interview provides insight into what chatbots can and cannot do currently, and offers a glimpse into the future of AI in the workplace.
Joao Sedoc, an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at NYU Stern, is an authority on contemporary chatbots. Foster Provost, who holds the Ira Rennert Professorship in Entrepreneurship and is a Professor of Data Science, Technology, Operations, and Statistics, is the Director of Data Analytics and AI at NYU Stern’s Fubon Center. We extend our gratitude to Christian Grewell, Associate Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai.