Israeli Colleges Looking Into Using AI to Monitor Students During Online Tests

Officials say software would prevent cheating 'and preserve the integrity of the grades issued by the university,' but students fear invasion of their privacy

Shira Kadari-Ovadia
Shira Kadari-Ovadia
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Several Israeli colleges and universities are in an advanced stage of negotiations to purchase software that will photograph students and prevent them from using the internet while they take exams online.

The software, the product of the Israeli company Tomax, records whatever is taking place in the room where the student is working, and monitors it using artificial intelligence to detect activity suggesting an attempt to cheat, such as a conversation with another person or suspicious movement in the room.