Chatbots in Education

Chatbots in Education

Artificial Intelligence with a heart Illustration by Geralt

Chatbots, those automated apps that exist to help you with fairly straightforward queries on websites, are about to become more intelligent. More emotionally intelligent that is. An article in The Guardian reports that scientists have developed an emotional chatbot. The aim is to create a 'bot' that can respond to a person with what appears to be empathy.

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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."