Source title: The admission probability of the same university differs by 59 percentage points
With the announcement of the results of the college entrance examination, the majority of candidates began to face the important choice of volunteering to fill in the report. A few days ago, a large number of AI college entrance examination volunteer assistants appeared on the Internet, claiming that they can generate a volunteer form with one click, automatically recommend universities and majors, and directly give the admission probability. Is AI’s one-click filling really reliable?
Merchants advocate “accurate” reporting
“Many candidates are ‘blindly filling in’ when they fill in the application form.” A salesperson of an AI volunteer application software told reporters that they have more than 20 years of college entrance examination service experience and college admissions big data, and can use AI technology to intelligently generate volunteer forms to help candidates” Accurate” fill in.
The reporter’s investigation found that the current AI college entrance examination voluntary planning services on the market basically claim to rely on exclusive algorithms and big data to give candidates a free trial of some data. If you want to unlock all the data, you need to buy a package. The service fees that AI volunteers fill out are expensive. Take a volunteer assistant who claims to have served 30 million users and was built by a world champion of artificial intelligence as an example. Experts are also required to provide one-on-one consultation, and the fee is as high as 12,980 yuan.
The reporter randomly interviewed 9 candidates. Some people think that this is no different from “going to Baidu to see a doctor”, and some people are willing to use it as a reference, saying that “the information mastered by big data must be more comprehensive than themselves.”
Admission probability predictions vary widely
The reporter has tried several AI platforms. The functions of these softwares are similar. They can provide services such as admission probability query, college recommendation of “rush, stability, and guarantee”, intelligent sorting of volunteer forms, and one-click intelligent reporting. However, the admissions given by different software The probabilities vary greatly.
On the 23rd, the reporter tried out four apps, Quark, Excellent Volunteer, Extreme Volunteer, and Perfect Volunteer, respectively, as a fresh science student in Jiangxi Province and their real college entrance examination results. The admission probability of the same university was completely different. For Tongji University, the four APPs show that their admission probabilities are 47%, 14%, 60%, and less than 1%, respectively, and the difference between the highest probability and the lowest probability is 59 percentage points.
On the “one-click reporting function”, the four apps also gave very different suggestions. The “safe colleges” given by Quark are Zhejiang University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and the top three given by Perfect Volunteer The “safe institutions” are South China University of Technology, East China Normal University and Xiamen University.
Don’t let big data become a life navigator
Chu Chaohui, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Educational Sciences, said that the AI college entrance examination voluntary application software can be used as a reference, but it should not be trusted too much, and it should not be used as a life navigator. “No matter how many data analysis dimensions these softwares claim to have, their considerations are still extremely limited.” Chu Chaohui emphasized that excessive use of absolute scores to fill in volunteers should be avoided. Students’ hobbies, advantages and potential characteristics are far more complicated than scores. And it is important, “Parents and students should comprehensively consider the three dimensions of college entrance examination scores, self-advantage potential and social needs, and finally find a fit point.”
Xiong Bingqi, director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, also said that at present, many candidates are “hands-off shopkeepers” when filling out their volunteer applications. Parents choose schools and majors, and only after they enter university do they find that they don’t like it at all. The same is true for AI filling out volunteers. These softwares can provide analysis policies, data and other services, but they are not necessarily suitable for candidates. Xiong Bingqi suggested that parents and high schools can serve as counselors for candidates, and they can also seek professional tools to give advice, but the final choice should be made by the candidates themselves, analyze interests, and make long-term plans.