Robot Takeover of Higher Ed Hits a Snag

November 17, 2016

Robots won't be competing with humans to get into college any time soon, as researchers at Japan's National Institute of Informatics have abandoned a plan to create a robot smart enough to be admitted to the University of Tokyo, The Japan Times reported. The Todai Robot project, which launched in 2011, aimed to create an college-ready artificial intelligence by March 2022, but the researchers recently discovered limitations that would make it difficult for it to process certain exam questions. A prototype of the robot took a standardized college admissions test this year, but its score was not high enough to be considered for admission.

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