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Workers at IT giant Fujitsu will try to make every stressed-out Japanese student’s dream come true by building a robot capable of passing one the country’s most taxing university entrance exams. The Todai Robot project was begun in 2011 by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) to answer a simple question: “Can a Robot …

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Paris Hilton

I always hated these super hard exams because it tests your ability to pass exams and not your actual ability in the subject. This is especially prevalent when comparing a non subjective subject like mathematics and say English.

I concede that if you know your subject you should be able to pass the exam , but that top 5%-10% that these Universities are looking for don't always think and articulate their knowledge like everyone else.

A student that loves the right or wrong aspect of mathematics and argued incessantly with every lecturer that when a question asks, "in your opinion..bla,bla, bla" that my answer can never be wrong, ever!

Paris - because the amount of money spent on her education makes it hard for me to believe shes that moronically stupid.

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Discuss

What about different types of exam questions, that end with the dreaded word 'discuss'?

e.g. "Current macroeconomic policy. Discuss."

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Stop

"...by building a robot capable..."

Robot or software?

If they can build a robot capable of walking into an exam room, sitting in it's allocated chair, picking up a pencil and ticking relevant boxes / handwriting answers then yes I would be impressed.

Otherwise, they are just following in the footsteps of IBM's Watson surely?

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@ Clive Galway

That, and looking around at the other robots and panicking. And rushing to finish before the room-leaving cut off time, in order to get down the boozer.

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LMU

It would be easier if they were designing a robot for use at LMU.

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