Bot teacher that impressed and fooled everyone | Donald Clark

An ever-present problem in teaching, especially online, is the very many queries and questions from students. In the Georgia Tech online course this was up to 10,000 per semester from a class of 350 students (300 online, 50 on campus). It’s hard to get your head round that number but Ashok Goel, the course leader, estimates that it is one year’s work for a full time teacher.The good news is that Ashok Goel is an AI guy and saw his own subject as a possible solution to this problem. If he could get a bot to handle the predictable, commonplace questions, his teaching assistants could focus on…

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