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China's college entrance exam attracts foreign media's attention | Updated: 2017-06-09 15:56

China's college entrance exam attracts foreign media's attention

The robot AI-MATHS takes the math exam in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on June 7, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

4. Latin American Herald Tribune: Millions of Chinese students sit tough university entrance examination

The tribune report talked about the importance of gaokao to Chinese students.

"A successful examination can mark the beginning of a prosperous professional career, and also be the source of social pride for their families."

"The exam has long been a national spectacle, with parents and family members, lower-grade students, and curious strangers all gathering in front of test centers to cheer on the newly-graduated high school students who go in for the exam."

5. Quartz: Millions of Chinese students—and a robot—will be sitting China's most grueling academic exam

The report has eyed on the AI development in China, focusing on the robot taking the gaokao test.

"Since 2015, the robot AI-MATHS has been trained to tackle more than 10,000 math questions, according to Lin Hui, CEO of the company that developed the robot in partnership with Tsinghua University."

"In March, AI-MATHS scored 93 points in a mock math exam hosted in the southeastern city of Chengdu. 49 high-school students scored an average of 106 points out of 150 points."

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