Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 – (JCN Newswire) – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) announced today that under NII’s “artificial brain” project, known as “Todai Robot Project – Can a Robot Pass the University of Tokyo (Todai) Entrance Exam?,” for short, their entry has taken a practice exam held by Yoyogi Seminar – Education Research Institute, a leading Japanese preparatory school.
Under the Todai Robot project, Fujitsu Laboratories has been conducting joint research and participating as the core members of the math team. The overall project, led by NII professor Noriko Arai, commenced in 2011 with the goal of enabling an artificial brain to score high marks on the test administered by the National Center for University Entrance Examinations by 2016 (the “Center Test”), and crossing the threshold required for admission to the University of Tokyo by 2021.
Based upon results of research to date, this year the project took on the challenge of practice exams conducted by Yoyogi Seminar. The math team covered content that could be found on the Center Test (Math IA, Math IIB) and the University of Tokyo entrance exam pre-tests for humanities course and sciences course. For language processing of the text of the exam questions, a certain amount of human intervention was allowed. As for results, the artificial brain of Todai Robot automatically solved two out of four University of Tokyo math questions for humanities course, and two of six math questions for science course. Among all exam takers for humanities and sciences, the results represented a deviation value of approximately 60.
This attempt at an actual practice test serves to evaluate the progress of research results to date, and to identify technical issues to be addressed by future research and development work.
For more information on the Yoyogi Seminar practice test challenge, please see the Todai Robot website athttp://21robot.org.
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