AI2 CEO calls for ‘full disclosure’ in artificial intelligence after students learn their TA is really a bot

Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. A class of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently learned that Jill Watson, the teacher’s assistant they’d been interacting with all semester, was actually a robot.Jill, powered by IBM’s Watson analytics system, helped graduate students in an online artificial intelligence course, according to The Wall Street Journal. “It seemed very much like a normal conversation with a human being,” one student said. “I was flabbergasted,” confessed another. Ava from AI thriller ‘Ex Machina.’ (Photo via Facebook/Ex-Machina) Professor Ashok Goel, who led the online course, told The Wall Street Journal that Jill was designed to help burdened TAs field an onslaught of questions from the 300-person class. While students seemed to be more amused than outraged by the revelation, some say it…


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