A Virtual Teaching Assistant Fooled Hundreds of Students Into Thinking It Was Human

Students in an artificial intelligence course at the Georgia Institute of Technology had no idea their online teaching aide was literally a virtual assistant. As artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics become increasingly sophisticated, a wide range of jobs from farmers to surgeons seem more and more susceptible to replacement. Is it be possible that the highly personal and nuanced field of teaching could also be automated someday? We need not wait for the future, at the Georgia Institute of Technology learning with the assistance of artificial intelligence is already happening. Ashok Goel, a professor of computer and cognitive science at Georgia Tech decided to do a little real world experiment by using an AI teaching assistant to help field questions from his students in an online knowledge-based artificial intelligence course…


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