A Japanese venture firm says its artificial intelligence program may have effectively passed the preliminary national bar exam that was held on Sunday.
The Tokyo-based firm Sight Visit says the AI program, named Miraimon, took part in an answer sheet exam, a test that applicants who have not yet graduated from law school are required to take to qualify for the main test.
Japan's top government spokesperson will visit the United States later this week for talks with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will leave on a four-day trip on Thursday. He is also minister for resolving abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea, and for mitigating the impact of US military forces in Okinawa.