Computers grade standardized essays as well as humans

In the race to eliminate humans from the face of the earth, computers have another new victory: they can grade standardized test papers with the same consistency and accuracy as human beings can.

Since those essays are often extremely formulaic (no one's creating great literature in an SAT booklet, and it remains a question if anyone has ever read a GMAT essay), the test companies can use basic algorithms to allow computers to grade them.

A test of 20,000 essay prompts proved the computers graded the papers nearly identically to the way humans did.

Just another small task humans are no longer needed for. Really hope mankind is paying close attention. We've all seen The Matrix ...

Via Discover Magazine


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