Let Your Robot Take the Final

What if students could sleep in on the day of the final examination and let a computer program take the test for them? Let’s imagine a hypothetical adaptive software program — call it NeverTest — capable of taking examinations and performing consistent with student ability. Were such a system implemented, teachers could grade the tests without making nervous students sit through them.

Yes, it’s a thought experiment — but bear with me. The student would work with NeverTest on assignments during the term, and when it came time to measure performance, the program, not the student, would take the examination, making the mistakes its algorithm predicted the student would make. READ MORE ON: BLOOMBERG

Wouldn’t it be better for a computer to take the exam?  Photographer: AFP/AFP

Wouldn’t it be better for a computer to take the exam?

Photographer: AFP/AFP

RoboticsYusra Hamid