Peter is a chatbot that helps school pupils do their homework. It is powered by qualified teachers and artificial intelligence.
If teaching basically means giving the answers to a huge set of questions, a chatbot is the perfect tutor! Peter taps into a database of existing answers to find the right response to the student's question. But this is only part of the overall learning process. It's worth looking at how human teachers and chatbots can work together. The same question applies to combinations of MOOCs and classroom courses. Part of the course can be completed online, on demand. But interactivity, collective intelligence and emulation all require the presence of a teacher - and other students.
Spotted in 2017