China started to work with 60,000 schools for automatic essay correction, with a level of precision matching humans in 92% of the cases.
In 2016, China’s Ministry of Education established that every educational branch of local governments must allocate at least 8% of its budget to the digitization of education. With 95% of schools connected to the internet, the country is ready for the most extensive digital education experiment. One of the most significant breakthroughs so far in China is the experimental design to correct essays with AI. The country started to work with 60,000 schools for automatic essay correction, with a level of precision matching humans in 92% of the cases. The essay grading machine is based on neural network AI. It is improving its ability to understand human language by using deep learning algorithms to plow through essays written by Chinese students and comparing notes with human teachers’ grading and comments.
AI helps to reduce manual labor and improve efficiency, and the system will provide a useful reference for both students and educators.