Why artificial intelligence could replace exams

Speaking with Claudia Hammond on Radio 4’s ‘All in the Mind’ programme, Professor Rose Luckin argues that artificial intelligence (AI) could remove the anxiety around school exams. New research being undertaken by the Knowledge Lab suggests that AI could be used to carry out much more nuanced assessments than the current approach, which only gives a snapshot of a student’s ability. AI technologies aim to make assessments more ‘longer term’; an approach Rose argues would make students feel more at ease: ” Generally, people feel less stressed and anxious towards an exam if they feel their assessment is fairer…[AI technologies] are about assessment and support as one package. This new approach, which aims to support both teachers and learners, would not attempt to replace the high quality human interactions that…


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