Artificial Intelligence Program Passes College Entrance Exam

A student poses for a photo after passing the entrance examination for University of Tokyo in 2011. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to be accepted into most Japanese universities. The National Institute of Informatics said Saturday that its AI program, developed with university and corporate researchers, achieved an above-average score on a college entrance exam for the first time. The test covered five subjects including math, physics and English. The institute has been seeking to develop an AI by 2021 that would be able to score high enough on Japan’s standardized college entrance exam to be accepted into the University of Tokyo, the nation’s top-ranked university. The AI received a score of 511 points out of 950, above the national average of 416, and did exceptionally well on math and history-related…


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