Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us

Artificial intelligence is going to change everything in every industry. Right? Not so fast, says Coursera president and co-founder Daphne Koller. Her education company markets itself as being ahead of technological disruption, but even it isn’t so sure AI can do everything that a human college professor can do. “Instructors are valuable, first of all, in creating the content. That’s really important,” Koller said in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher on the latest episode of Recode Decode. “But I also think it’s important to have someone there to answer the really challenging questions if you really get stuck. And also, people will tell you that one of the most inspirational experiences they’ve had, that have often shaped their life, is someone who’s been a really inspirational teacher.” She acknowledged that…


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