The robot called Torobo-kun has now failed in the entry exam for four years in a row and will have to work in a “real job” in industry.
“As the robot scored about the same as last year, we were able to gauge the possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence,” said Noriko Arai, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics.
“From now on, we will grow its abilities in the fields it’s doing well in and aim to improve them to levels that can be applied in industry,” said Arai, who heads the team behind Torobo-kun.
Torobo-kun has made several attempts to pass the National Centre Test, a standardised exam adopted by Japanese universities, since 2013, ‘The Asahi Shimbun’ reported.
The score was 14 points higher than last year, but the robot received an overall standard deviation score of 57.1.
However, Torobo-kun’s score meant that it would have had a chance of 80 per cent or higher to get into 1,373 departments in 535 universities throughout Japan.
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