Artificial Intelligence in language assessment – What are we afraid of?

  • Session A

Presenter(s): David Booth

sponsored by Pearson Education

Technology has revolutionised our lives. Our businesses now rely on multi-disciplinary, remotely based teams, communicating virtually. But we are still resistant to change. Whilst technology has helped us overcome significant challenges, we still do not trust it. In this talk, I will look at how technology has impacted most strongly on language testing. Replacing the tired and dated models of language assessment by ‘experts’ and replacing that with bias-free automated assessments which are more convenient and fairer to the learner. I will also look at how specific aspects of computer-based testing is changing the way we test now and in the future.

  • 2021 Annual Conference Presenters’ Materials