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Japan cram school creates AI detection system for university applications

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The modern university system is inherently predatory. Those that behave dishonestly should expect dishonesty.

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Years ago I took a student to Charles University in Prague for interviews. The entrance examination and most of the tests right up until the final were oral. Three professors gave questions on topics that had been studied that year and whether the student passed or failed was decided on the basis of that interview.

That would fix it. But of course, not only would the students have to actually study, but the professors would have to know their subjects inside out. Both pretty much an impossibility in most Japanese universities.

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That would fix it. But of course, not only would the students have to actually study, but the professors would have to know their subjects inside out. Both pretty much an impossibility in most Japanese universities.

For Japanese university pick a popular textbook of that professor subject, their knowledge pretty much around that popular textbook. Still everyone need to respect "Sensei".

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It gets even worse. The uni that I work for started outsourcing the entrance exam writing a few years ago (until the the uni instructors wrote all of them) to "save the professors precious time." The outsourcing company uses AI to make the test materials, questions and answer keys. We now spend more time correcting and editing the outsourced exams than we did writing the originals. What is worse is that the company thinks AI is infallible and often ignores out edits. We have a published playwright on staff yet the company swears the AI dialogs are "natural."

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So it's AI battling it out with AI. Looks like even a bigger AI is needed. And it will evolve.

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So the school will create an "AI" system to determine if AI was used in the university application process. Absolutely bulletproof.

The next day, there will be a report that some company created an AI system to bypass the AI system that was detecting whether AI was used in the university application process and is selling it as a service. So someone will create a system that detects the use of a system that circumvented the system that detected whether AI was used when applying to university.

I think this does not solve the problem.

"We have to continue evaluating candidates through a multitude of ways, including interviews, and not just through documents," said Dai Nishigori, chief of the admissions center at Saga University.

Bingo. No need to reinvent the wheel. But here, documents and paperwork are king, and it is more important what they look like than what they actually contain or what the person knows/can do.

The problem is with the current process and execution. There is a difference between prohibiting something and not giving it any room or chance at all.

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The teachers tell students what to say ( what to wear, how to act, where to keep their hands and eyes the works ) for interviews anyway, so as long as that’s ok, I have zero problem with the kids taking the initiative and using AI to do the exact same thing. They can even read what AI has given them and if they don’t like it , prompt the chatbot again for something better. That’s more than the J education system does for them. The days are numbered educators!

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