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Meet Mr. Robot, Your New Teacher


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Meet Mr. Robot, Your New Teacher

Move over, Teacher. Mrs. Jetson has requested that Mr. Robot help you increase her children's learning rate promptly and dramatically. The children agree.

Preliminary results suggest that robot taught students “do about as well as learning from a human teacher,” said Javier Movellan, director of the Machine Perception Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego.

BENEDICT CAREY and JOHN MARKOFF report that computer scientists are developing highly programmed robots that can engage...
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