AI program passes Japan's standardized college entrance exam, excels in history and math

By Shawn Knight
Nov 17, 2015
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  1. Artificial intelligence is one step closer to world domination... that is, if you’re of the opinion that robots will one day overtake humans. Japan’s National Institute of Informatics recently revealed that its AI program has achieved an above-average score on the country’s standardized college entrance exam.

    As The Wall Street Journal explains, corporate and university researchers have been developing the AI program in question since 2011. This year, the program earned a score of 511 out of a possible 950. That’s well above the national average of 416, the institute said, adding that it’d have an 80 percent chance of being accepted into 33 national universities and 441 private colleges.

    Of the five subjects the test covers, the institute said its AI performed best in the categories of history and math. The software didn’t do so hot in physics, however, due to shortcomings in processing language.

    Digital Trends points to a similar feat just a few months ago in which an AI system from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington was able to score a 500 out of 800 on the math portion of the SAT. That’s slightly below the national average of 513 yet as the publication points out, that doesn’t take into consideration the fact that the AI can read questions straight off the page versus having the information fed to it in a pre-processed format.

    The ultimate goal is to raise the accuracy of the artificial intelligence techniques developed thus far and to deepen the understanding of human thought. The institute hopes that by 2021, the AI will have enough smarts to get into the country’s most prestigious school, the University of Tokyo. While lofty, it certainly seems like an obtainable target considering the advancements made in recent years.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,374   +2,165

    Automation: coming to a white collar office near you.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,512   +675

    Damn .... and I was hoping to just get it to do the laundry, ironing, and maybe some cooking........
    didactic and Reehahs like this.
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    At Math? Whoah, who would have guess it ...
  5. 3volv3d

    3volv3d TS Booster Posts: 121   +49

    Well you would think those are the two easiest AI subjects. Math being everywhere in the world in some form, and everywhere within itself, and History well... it's reading, so I guess, this beats the CentiPad on that score ?

    So AI grows, we as Humans leave these beings behind as our legacy, as we either die out slowly or as our legacy, chooses to get rid of the species that can't make its mind up if its , superior or inferior.

    So humanity is dead, and AI continues to grown and build, and get smarter to its own demise when it finds a way to bring back from extinction, the fathers and mothers of their creation, humans.
    Then of course there is the whole, "you shouldn't be playing Zod, cloning humans from DNA trapped in sheeps backside". Ah, saved by the welsh, who'd of thunk it?
    But although they passed their History they ignored it, although they were great at Math, they were lazy and didn't see the wood for the trees, if there is even any left in this timeline.
    The Human cloning is a triumph. Decades of trial and error, centuries of hatred and species profiling. The Humans eventually do what they do best, and destroy everything. The End ... or is it?

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