From Admissions to Teaching to Grading, AI Is Infiltrating Higher Education
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In higher education, simple artificial intelligence-driven tools like chatbots, plagiarism-detecting software, and apps to check spelling and grammar are being joined by new, more powerful—and controversial—applications that answer academic questions, grade assignments, recommend classes, and even teach.
As the presence of this technology on campus grows, so do concerns about it. In at least one case, a seemingly promising use of AI in admissions decisions was halted because, by using algorithms to score applicants based on historical precedence, it perpetuated bias.