May 9, 2016

AI2 CEO calls for ‘full disclosure’ in artificial intelligence after students learn their TA is really a bot

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One of many lessons around AI?

A class of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently learned that Jill Watson, the teacher’s assistant they’d been interacting with all semester, was actually a robot.

Jill, powered by IBM’s Watson analytics system, helped graduate students in an online artificial intelligence course, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“It seemed very much like a normal conversation with a human being,” one student said. “I was flabbergasted,” confessed another.

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