Thursday, September 27, 2012

Can a Robot Pass the University of Tokyo Math Entrance Exam?

"Can a robot pass the University of Tokyo math entrance exam?"

From the article:
The test uses high-school math problems. For a computer to solve a math problem, it needs three things, according to NII:
  1. Semantic analysis: Understand the problem text, which is expressed as natural language and formulas easily understood by humans.
  2. Formulation: Convert to a form that can be processed by a computer.
  3. Calculation: Find the answer using the mathematical solver.
So far, Todai Robot can solve about 50–60% of Todai’s Level 2 entrance-exam problems, Fujitsu says.