Georgia Tech Professor Used IBM Watson A.I. as Online TA, Successfully Fooled Students

After robots flood the work market, the only jobs left for real people will be those that require critical thinking and human-level care. Something like a teacher at a college, that could definitely never be outsourced to an machine, right? Right?! Ashok Goel, a professor in computing at Georgia Tech, implemented an artificial intelligence teaching assistant in the online Q&A forums for one of his courses last semester. Young academics busting their backs in hopes of one day snagging a TA job will be alarmed to learn that it, named Jill, performed so well that most of the course’s students couldn’t tell her from the other eight human TAs who were performing the same duties. The A.I.’s full name was Jill Watson, built from the same IBM Watson platform that…


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