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Artificial Intelligence Tools Revolutionize College Application Process

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Researchers have developed a groundbreaking series of artificial intelligence tools that can scan college application essays and uncover evidence of key personal characteristics such as leadership and perseverance. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Boulder (CU Boulder) […]

Artificial Intelligence Tools Revolutionize College Application Process

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking series of artificial intelligence tools that can scan college application essays and uncover evidence of key personal characteristics such as leadership and perseverance. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Boulder (CU Boulder) and the University of Pennsylvania, was published in the journal “Science Advances” in October.

“Our study demonstrates that artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be a black box of bias, as has been the case in many other situations,” said Benjamin Lira, a doctoral student in psychology at UPenn and the first author of the study. “You can truly have AI that enhances the goals of holistic admissions, looking at applicants as a whole, not just their grades or test scores.”

These tools should never replace experienced, empathetic members of admissions committees, and currently, they are not being used at any colleges, according to co-author Sidney D’Mello. However, under appropriate circumstances, artificial intelligence could assist admissions committees in identifying promising future students who may have previously gone unnoticed among thousands of applications.

“We advocate for transparency, where AI provides explanations and clearly communicates when it is less certain in its decisions,” said D’Mello, a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Boulder. “People can then decide for themselves how much they should trust it.”

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