The schools and universities world-wide are constantly on trying to outsmart the students who are bent upon cheating in exams but, unfortunately, the students are always a step ahead. Universities like Harvard, Stanford and Duke too have not escaped from cheating scandals and a similar problem persists in high schools too. Artificial technology is now being used to combat cheating and plagiarism.


Launched in 1997, Turnitin is an online plagiarism detection service. It is being used by several institutes to analyze the written work by students. It uses machine learning, computer vision and advanced artificial intelligence to comb out cheating and plagiarism. Turnitin can check for plagiarism in written and code assignments providing real time feedback to students while performing automated grading for teachers. This web service is widely used to scan millions of documents, essays, research papers, academic articles and services, web pages etc


It is a student verification tool using facial recognition software to trace a student’s movements during and exam thereby, acting as a virtual supervisor.  A report is generated for the instructor highlighting any behavior that may look suspicious. 

Demographic data

Institutes are collecting demographic data like a student’s age, family education level and matching this information with classroom involvement to forecast if a student is likely to fail to clear the course and that also in the stipulated four years. If the data suggests that chances of the student is highly unlikely to pass, then the temptation to cheat can be tackled by counseling him or enrolling him for a more suitable course. 

Source: The Tech Edvocate