AI to recommend students for expel

Credit: Evgeniy Odinokov | RIAN

An AI-based service for identifying students with poor academic performance is expected to be launched by 2021. Artificial intelligence will analyze students’ digital trace and evaluate their academic progress, engagement during lectures, participation in student activities and conduct.

Based on collected data, the service will help university administration to determine further strategies with respect to specific students. Recommendations may include rewarding certain students, offering others additional courses, asking certain students more questions during classes or warning students about inappropriate conduct and even expelling. This method will rule out prejudice on behalf of teachers. AI’s recommendations will not be mandatory. Final decision will be up to the department head’s office.

Developers selected several universities for testing the system. It is expected that implementing artificial intelligence will begin in 2019 and several years later, some universities will be using trial designs.

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