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Ban AI English exams from universities and immigration
Every year the futures of millions of people are decided by high-stakes English exams like the Pearson Test of English (PTE) and the TOEFL iBT. These exams hold a lot of power. They are accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including Harvard and Cambridge, and are also accepted by the US, UK, Canadian, and Australian governments for visa and immigration purposes. But there are no humans involved in the exam process. They are 100% computer-based tests that use machine learning, or AI, to grade the exams. This is one of the key selling points of the exams: that they eliminate bias and are completely fair. But there is strong evidence from research that the technology used in these exams contains bias and unfairly discriminates against minorities, non-standard English speakers, and women. Click here to read more about the science. Governments and universities all over the world are allowing these private companies to make millions of dollars deciding the futures of ordinary people based on questionable science and dubious ethics. Sign this petition to ban AI English exams from universities and immigration.