Oct 20, 12:30pm
 What AI College Exam Proctors Are Really Teaching Our Kids
Universities are digitally spying on students to make sure they don’t cheat on online tests

WHEN HALEY, A sophomore at Indiana University, took a test for an accounting class in September, she—like many college students during this pandemic—was sitting not in a classroom but in her bedroom. And instead of a teacher watching for signs of cheating, there was something new: an AI, studying Haley's every move through her laptop's webcam. 

The university was conducting remote exams using Respondus, a type of “online proctoring” software. The software locks down a student's desktop so they can't switch tabs to Google an answer, and then it uses visual AI to examine—among other things—their head movements to judge whether they're looking somewhere other than at the screen.

Read the full article by Allison Kropff Clive Thompson