The future of education requires smarter admissions decisions (using AI)

May 26, 2017

When Emilie Cushman was in the Next 36, her and her fellow participants all had shared a very similar experience — applying to university.

They sent over their transcripts, and they waited, fingers and toes crossed, hoping for an acceptance based on the limited information they’d been asked to provide.

The current admissions process typically doesn’t allow applicants to tell their story. Excellent students are missed by admissions teams every year because of test scores and transcripts alone, even if they have a great deal to contribute to the classroom.

That’s why she and her team built Kira. They wanted to bring visibility to the applicants who otherwise might be missed. We combine asynchronous, timed video and timed written assessments with the rest of the application to help showcase the real people behind the application and not just the numbers.

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