Artificial Intelligence in special education

Using social technologies to design therapies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Posted by Rebecca Paddick | February 07, 2016 | Primary frog education, Artificial Intelligence, special education, Autism, robots By Caroline Bone, Senior Strategist and Constance Smith, Visual Designer, frog ‘Siri, will you marry me?’ Such a personal question might be unexpected coming from a 13-year-old boy with Autism. But last year Judith Newman noticed that her son Gus had forged an unexpected bond with Siri, the iPhone’s intelligent virtual agent. She wrote a New York Times article about her son’s experience learning social skills from the AI—not only how to ask other people questions during conversation, but about social etiquette and expressing empathy.  Siri may seem like an unconventional social skills aid. But Gus’ story is just one…


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