[Edling] Language Teaching Robots

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Jan 24 07:41:27 UTC 2016

The Atlantic

When Class Is Run by a Robot

Scientists in Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the U.K. are currently working on language-teaching machines more complex than anything Pressley or Skinner dreamed up. These devices will help students learn basic vocabulary and simple stories, using microphones to listen, cameras to watch, and artificial neural networks that will analyze all the information that’s collected. The machines are part of L2TOR (pronounced “El Tutor”), a program funded by the European Union to develop artificially intelligent teachers for preschool-aged children.

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