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    So what will happen when robots replace teachers and professors?

    So what will happen when robots replace teachers and professors?

    'Inspirational' robots to begin replacing teachers within 10 years

    When Robots Replace Teachers -

    Let’s first visualize a period of transition between all human teachers and all robot teachers . During this time, both robots and teachers will work together, to what degree depends on local policy on the integration of Robot-Based Instruction (RBI), along with Federal programs that incentivize this extraordinary innovation while also funneling dollars towards certain organizations that play nice with government priorities.

    The Gates Foundation, too, will likely factor in somehow–perhaps in funding the purchase of carts to carry the batteries that the robots will quickly deplete meeting the needs of every student every day for every standard with a ‘no excuse’ policy added to the backend.

    When robots replace teachers

    teachers can help convince students that it’s not crazy to be taught by a robot.

    teachers can actually get a planning period.

    …teachers can spend all that extra free time building relationships with students, their families, and the communities they live in, contribute to, and depend on.

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    The robot-teachers will first have to qualify, of course! Union rules! Can't wait for the first robot GRAD. "AC-1338, I admit you, Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence..."

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    That whole 'apple for the teacher ' thing probably wouldn't work so well anymore

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    Schools are already using pre-programmed platforms for interactive learning between the student and the software, such as

    Capella University 's Flexpath:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDGLxQ_qgPs

    Colorado Technical University 's Intellipath:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1weeHxwCA

    Etc.

    These interactive learning platforms:
    - Initially measure the students knowledge
    - and then skips what they already know.
    It's similar to testing-out for credit, like in the old days (at the Big 3 ), but it's now done with software that measures knowledge in real time -- and gives students instant feedback. Students can move through the software at their own pace. The software replaces the role of the professor or teacher in the classroom (to a large degree).
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    Will they teach robotics?

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    Isn't teaching (and grading) by robot without human intervention at the teaching end the whole idea with MOOCs?

    Record some human delivering lectures. (A famous professor at a prestige university if possible.) Stream the lectures to hundreds of thousands of student worldwide. Then have some AI-enhanced interactive quizzes or something, machine scored of course.

    That was basically the design of that free Stanford AI course (which was never formally approved by the university administration) that started the MOOC hysteria.

    Stanford Intro to AI online and FREE.

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    From the Internet, "Close to 15 million new jobs will be created in the U.S. over the next decade as a direct result of automation and artificial intelligence, equivalent to 10% of the workforce, according to estimates in a new report from Forrester Research, a market research company. Those gains, however, will not come close to offsetting the 25 million jobs that technology will eliminate by 2027"

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    Quote Originally Posted by heirophant View Post
    Isn't teaching (and grading) by robot without human intervention at the teaching end the whole idea with MOOCs?

    Record some human delivering lectures. (A famous professor at a prestige university if possible.) Stream the lectures to hundreds of thousands of student worldwide. Then have some AI-enhanced interactive quizzes or something, machine scored of course.


    That was basically the design of that free Stanford AI course (which was never formally approved by the university administration) that started the MOOC hysteria.

    Stanford Intro to AI online and FREE.
    That will reduce the workload of professors. Will it also be justification for less pay?
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    I don't think it ever will happen beyond the MOOC model, but if it did it sure would result in a lot less trouble for university administrators. We academics have software issues that cannot easily be reprogrammed.

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    I think it will be given a chance by schools that are also a profitable business.
    Or by governments with a shortage of educators in rural or bad, high challenged locations.
    Mind uploading technologies.
    Digital or hybrid minds will be far more robust and specialized than those of humans.
    So schools having trouble to hire leading professors will "hire leading clone" of the professor.

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