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that it has begun computer-based essay scoring for the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) portion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT(R)) with its patented Intelli Metric®(R) technology.

Intelli Metric® scores applicants' responses to two essay prompts within each GMAT(R) AWA exam.

Only two of these are correct; computer software, even Artificial Intelligence, is an encoded version of human biases.

This is particularly true for programming that scores something as subjective as writing.

The association is dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate business and management education.

GMAC administers the GMAT, the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs.

You'll have to tell the program which judgment to follow, and the moment you do, you've embedded one of your personal biases into the machine.

Fans of robo-graders like the one in the NPR piece talk about how the AI can "learn" what a good essay looks like by being fed a hundred or so "good" essays. The first is that somebody has to pick the 100 exemplars, so hello again, human bias.

The second is that this narrows the AI's view by saying that a good essay is one that looks a lot like these other essays.

So much for open-ended questions and divergent thinking.


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