Robot teachers

A writer for The Guardian warns that artificial intelligence will be taking over many jobs that we previously assumed were safe from automation. Like teaching.

Source: Is That “Teaching”?

We’re still in the dark ages of what artificial intelligence will be able to do. Sure, we have AlphaGo being able to make “beautiful” moves in the game of Go, and IBM’s Watson is a Jeopardy champ, but they are just the beginning.

Computers and AI will replace teachers, and it will be teaching. Picture the best teacher you know. One that is empathetic and kind, but can also set boundaries when needed. The teacher that knows exactly what questions to ask. What if you could replicate that teacher and give every student 1 on 1 access to the best teacher? That’s what’s going to happen, and it is scary.

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