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Move over – here comes Eve

There’s been a conspiracy theory for many years that ‘they’ were trying to replace teachers with technology. Maybe Eve is the one to do it! There’s an excellent overview of this project on Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends it begins:

New Zealand computer scientists have developed Eve, an affective tutoring system (ATS) which can adapt its response to the emotional state of children by interaction through a computer system. The researchers say their teaching system, dubbed ‘Easy with Eve,’ is the first of its type and add they ‘wanted to create a virtual teacher capable of reading and understanding body language and facial expressions to ensure that it has the attention of students.’

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