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Japan: Robot to take top university exam

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Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 11:36 PM by AlexMuller

Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears. The project, led by Noriko Arai at Japan's National Institute of Informatics, is trying to see how fast artificial intelligence might replace the human brain so that people can start training in completely new areas.

 

"If society as a whole can see a possible change coming in the future, we can get prepared now," she tells the Kyodo news agency.

 
But there's also another purpose behind the Can A Robot Get Into The University of Tokyo? project, which began in 2011. If machines cannot replace human beings, then "we need to clarify what is missing and move to develop the technology," says Noriko Arai.
 
Last year, a robot passed a mock test for Japan's most competitive university entrance exam, but fell short of a 50% score. In a recent interview with the Observer newspaper, Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, predicted computers would outsmart humans by 2029.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-10
+3
Indeed, it would be great to see how far current AI and robots can go and find out how to direct future research in this area so that the best use is made from these efforts
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-10
+2
This is the next logical step. Robots are getting ready to enter our homes and work for us and with us. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-10
+3
Japan is developing very interesting projects in Robotics. Recently. There is a substantial investment from the Government to develop robots to help with care for the elderly population that is growing rapidly.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-10
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Yes, Toyota is developing devices to help carry the elderly or provide mobility support and Toli Corp has created a mat with a wireless sensor that can track and deliver feedback if an elderly person is moving around. Also, a special robot with 24 fingers has been developed for hair washing and head massage, useful if a person has limited arm movement.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-10
+0
This great idea! In 10 years or so elderly people will be a generation that is very familiar with technology and used to help from computers Reply
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