Georgia Tech’s Ashkok Goel says automated ‘nano tutors’ will take-off in education

Using artificial intelligence to answer students’ questions will soon be cheap and widely used in education. iStock by Tim Dodd Georgia Tech artificial intelligence pioneer Ashkok Goel says his ground-breaking use of artificial intelligence to interact with students will soon be cheap and widely available. Earlier this year Professor Goel famously introduced a “nano tutor”, dubbed Jill Watson, to answer the questions in the online forum for students in his course at the US university, called Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence. For over a month students didn’t realise they were talking to a robot teaching assistant (TA) rather than a real one. “We did not tell the students Jill Watson was an AI [artificial intelligence]. As far as they were concerned Jill Watson was just another human TA,” he told a Sydney conference last…


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