AI Can Fight with Cheating at Schools

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:12

As a serious problem in schools and universities, these centers have been looking into ways to prevent high-tech cheating before it happens and artificial intelligence can also be leveraged for this purpose.

According to the report released by The Tech Edvocate, there are number of new technologies including Turnitin, Protortrack and Demographic data that universities can leverage to prevent cheating and plagiarism.

Turnitin is an online plagiarism detection service uses machine learning, computer vision, and advanced artificial intelligence to ferret out cheating and plagiarism.

Proctortrack is a student verification tool, which uses facial recognition software to track a student’s movement during a test or an exam.

Gathering demographic data on students is another approach being used by academic institutions to tackle possible cheating in the future. Several institutions are gathering demographic data about students’ age, family education level and are combining this data with information on classroom involvement to predict if a student is likely to fail or pass a course and also to predict whether the student is likely to complete the course in four years.

Technology has made it easier to cheat in exams and on writing assignments, but it is also making it increasingly easier to get caught.


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