Texas replaces 4,000 examiners with an AI

The state of Texas decided to replace 4,000 STAAR examiners with artificial intelligence, a state exam that students under 18 years of age must take and that measures knowledge of writing, reading, science and social studies

The decision by the state of Texas to replace 4,000 examiners with Artificial Intelligence has generated controversy around the use of this technology and the displacement of human labor.

Those affected are professionals who are in charge of evaluating knowledge in the areas of writing, reading, science and social studies of the STAAR, a state exam that students under 18 years of age must take.

According to local media The Texas Tribune, AI will save the state between 15 and 20 million, despite leaving so many workers unemployed.

This is confirmation of the fear that AI has generated so much in recent times, because for many employees it does not become a complement or assistant, but rather displaces the human.

AI-powered machines do not require a salary, they do not get sick; they do not require permits, nor can they express their opinion or claim union or other rights.

Given the decision of the state of Texas, José Ríos, director of student evaluation at the local Education Agency, questions the savings to the state in salary payments versus leaving 4,000 people unemployed overnight.


Source: eleconomista

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