New AI could help write your next textbook, using Penn State technology

3D Render of a Robot writing with a pen  Image: iStockphotos.com/kirstypargeter Penn State has announced the launch of BBookX—new technology they developed that works with faculty to use artificial intelligence to build textbooks from open resources. The software, which was created in August, works to create personalized textbooks by extracting open source information from the Web, based on user input. “It’s an overlap between AI machine learning and education resources,” said C. Lee Giles, David Reese Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. “These are two fields that don’t overlap often.” Giles, who has a background in AI research, worked with staff from Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) to create BBookX. He first came up with the idea when he was teaching Information Retrieval and Search Engines…


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