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AI-Powered Oral Assessment

Show Your True Potential. Let Your Voice Be Heard.

Designed for the AI Era

With the rise of AI, superficial knowledge and hard skills become less valuable in education and workplace, while deep domain knowledge and foundational skills like critical thinking and problem-solving become the true predictor of success.

We use Socratic questioning to engage individuals in deep, thought-provoking dialogues, challenging them to articulate their ideas and reason through problems in ways no traditional automated assessments could.

Oral Assessment Using Socratic Questioning

Socratic Mind leverages the power of Socratic Questioning to engage users in profound, thought-provoking conversations. This approach challenges learners to articulate complex ideas and navigate through problem-solving processes, providing a depth of understanding and engagement beyond traditional assessment methods.

Accurate Evaluation of Domain Knowledge and Understanding

Our platform excels in accurately evaluating deep domain knowledge and understanding, leveraging oral assessments to pinpoint knowledge gaps and uncover patterns of misunderstanding. By engaging in meaningful dialogue, Socratic Mind reveals insights into learners' thought processes, offering a richer, more nuanced understanding of their mastery over the subject matter.

Personalized Feedback and Learning Path

Socratic Mind crafts personalized learning pathways, providing detailed feedback and targeted recommendations. These adaptive paths guide learners through their educational journey, focusing on areas needing improvement and suggesting resources tailored to their specific needs, fostering a more personalized and effective learning experience.

Insightful Assessment Analytics

By aggregating and analyzing assessment dialogues across a class, Socratic Mind identifies common errors and misconceptions, providing educators with clear insights into areas needing focus. This data-driven approach helps tailor instruction for maximum effectiveness, ensuring that the entire class moves forward together.

Assessment Trustworthiness

Socratic Mind prioritizes trustworthiness, employing advanced monitoring and real-time oral assessments that significantly reduce the potential for cheating. Our platform ensures integrity by requiring participants to enable their cameras and microphones, coupled with behavioral analytics for a secure evaluation environment.

Question Design AI Copilot

Our AI-powered question design assistant makes crafting engaging and effective questions effortless. Trained in educational best practices, including Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy, it ensures that each question not only challenges learners but also promotes deeper understanding and critical thinking.

If you understand a concept, you should be able to explain it!

Recent research highlights the benefits of oral assessments over conventional written methods in various aspects. Some major ones include:

  1. Improve material understanding (Qi et al., 2023; Reckinger & Reckinger, 2022)
  2. Enhance higher-order thinking skills (Yanai & Lercher, 2024; Mahendra, 2023; Theobold, 2021)
  3. Increase motivation to learn (Connor, 2023; Delson et al., 2022; Utami et al., 2020)
  4. Enhance verbal communication skills (Gardner & Giordano, 2023; Sabin et al., 2021; Burke-Smalley, 2014)
  5. Bolster academic integrity (Gardner & Giordano, 2023; Lubarda et al., 2021)

Despite these advantages, the widespread adoption of oral assessments has been limited by logistical and time challenges.

However, with the emergence of Generative AI and Large Language Models, we believe that now is an opportune moment to build a scalable oral assessments platform for higher education and recruiting industry.

Who We Are

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Ray Hung

Developer

SWE Intern @ Databricks, Meta, Amazon, Scale AI | On Deck Fellow | CS @ Georgia Tech

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Christopher Cui

NLP, Reinforcement Learning Researcher

Incoming CS PhD Student @ UCSD | Head TA for Artificial Intelligence @ Georgia Tech

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Jeonghyun (Jonna) Lee

Learning Scientist

Director of research in education innovation @ Georgia Tech C21U

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Meryem Yilmaz Soylu

Learning Scientist

Research Scientist @ Georgia Tech C21U

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Eunhee Sohn

Strategy & Innovation

Assistant Professor at Scheller College of Business @ Georgia Tech

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Advisors

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Thad Starner

Human Computer Interaction & AI

Professor at School of Interactive Computing @ Georgia Tech

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Alan Ritter

Natural Language Processing

Associate Professor at School of Interactive Computing @ Georgia Tech

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Prithviraj (Raj) Ammanabrolu

Reinforcement Learning & Natural Language Processing

Assistant Professor @ UCSD and Research Scientist @ MosaicML