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AI robot to sit China's college entrance exam

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-06-01 20:32

CHENGDU - Are artificial intelligence robots smart enough to sit the gaokao, China's national college entrance exam?

This year, an AI robot will take the math test of the gaokao, the country's famously difficult college entrance exam, which will kick off on June 7.

The robot AI-MATHS was developed by an AI company in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu.

AI-MATHS will answer different paper versions of the math test over two hours on the test day.

In February, the robot scored 93 on one math test, slightly higher than the passing grade of 90.

"We have been working to improve its performance in logical reasoning and computer algorithms in the past year," said Lin Hui, CEO of the AI firm Chengdu Zhunxingyunxue Technology.

China's Ministry of Science and Technology has announced a plan to develop gaokao robots. Under the plan, by 2020, AI robots will be smart enough to gain admission to leading universities through the entrance exam.

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