ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Eric Wang on using AI to level the playing field

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

Artificial intelligence can be a tool for accessibility and equity, according to Eric Wang, senior director of Turnitin AI, Turnitin. The platform “ensures original work from students.”

Wang says the company uses AI to weed out bias and inequity.

WorkingNation sat down with Wang at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

Wang notes another effort to level the playing field is the use of Gradescope. “We use handwriting recognition – AI that allows offline assignments written with pen and paper, scanned on a cell phone to then be digitized, and interact with online assignments or work that was completed in an online fashion.”

“What that allows us to do is significantly lower the barrier of entry of students in terms of using the advanced technologies that we built. In the past, you had to do all your work online which meant you had to have access to high-speed internet. You had to have access to a high-powered laptop. One of the places where AI can start to really level the playing field is that’s not true anymore. You can do work on pen and paper and with a cell phone which is much more ubiquitous.”

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