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4/5/2013 12:30:06 AM
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Human languages are too complex for any AI to be able to fully grasp. Too much nuance and variability.
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4/5/2013 10:59:08 PM
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I think computers should replace teachers completely. Think of the billions that would be saved not having to deal with the teachers union and not to mention using computers would be more interesting for today's youth. Today's youth don't identify with human contact, put a portable computing device in their hands, and they are busy for hours.
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4/9/2013 12:16:09 AM
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Computers to grade essays? My answer...Noooooooo PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grades have went down just because of that. Computers are stupid...I mean that literally.
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4/9/2013 12:51:43 AM
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Short answers, ok...

essays, no.
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4/9/2013 4:20:29 PM
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At 4/9/2013 12:16:09 AM, rainbowmunkeyz2 wrote:
Computers to grade essays? My answer...Noooooooo PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grades have went down just because of that. Computers are stupid...I mean that literally.

"Computers are stupid" But they are programed by the smartest people?
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4/9/2013 5:56:28 PM
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There is no possible way a program can be coded to cover all forms and styles of writing which would pigeon hole students into writing a specific way or being failed. I do like the idea of being able to get the results instantly and possibly being able to retake the test, but again, the idea seems flawed.

Once its wide spread on how the software grades papers, it would be easy to manipulate responses that don't actually answer the question but still gets a good grade because the software considers the response good.
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4/10/2013 12:58:01 AM
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Thinking about this for one minute and I could already conceive of complex algorithms that could grade exams.

DISADVANTAGE: It would take a large team several months to get such an algorithm working for any one exam.

ADVANTAGE: Human error is drastically reduced; i.e. two students writing exams of equal quality but one getting a higher grade because the examiner was influenced negatively by external elements.

Obviously short answers would be significantly easy and multiple choice is a no brainer.
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4/10/2013 1:06:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I say we need to start developing AIs like the ones in Halo. What we use them for would vary, but we need a better AI system.
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4/11/2013 12:00:31 AM
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At 4/9/2013 12:16:09 AM, rainbowmunkeyz2 wrote:
Computers to grade essays? My answer...Noooooooo PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grades have went down just because of that. Computers are stupid...I mean that literally.

If you know how to manipulate them you can use it to your advantage.
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