Machine Learning Helps Us Understand What Makes a Good Teacher


Mon, Sep 29th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Alan S. Brown, on Nautilus, explains how by having to break down the entire process of education for the purpose of machine learning, has actually shed light on what makes a good teacher.

Vapnik is one of a growing body of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers discovering something that teachers have long known—or at least, believed—to be true: There is a special, valuable communication that occurs between teacher and student, which goes beyond what can be found in any textbook or raw data stream. By bringing the tools of computation and machine intuition to the table, AI researchers are giving us a more complete picture of how we learn. [...]



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