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Fujitsu to Build Software Robot to Pass College Entrance Exams

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Fujitsu will develop software designed to enable artificial intelligence to pass the math portion of the University of Tokyo's entrance exam by 2021.

Fujitsu says the software will complete exactly the same math test as a teenage applicant, solving exam problems quickly and without mistakes. The project will need to process text and formulas meant for human eyes, extract math problems and convert them into a form meant for computers, and then solve the problems at the level of the best high school students.

"Each of these steps still poses major theoretical and practical problems, and for each one, the solution will involve an appropriate combination of various technologies," Fujitsu says.

Computers on their own are only able to solve about half of the problems on previous exams, even when using advanced algorithms. Fujitsu's effort is part of a larger project run by the National Institute of Informatics to pass all subjects of the top university's entrance exams. The technology developed by Fujitsu could potentially be used to build intelligent systems that are capable of performing advanced analysis on themselves, for self-optimization and similar tasks.

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