Could AI Teach You To Be Fluent In A Second Language?

So, Artificial Intelligence is being promoted as a technology which could help automate many things such as cars, airplanes, boats, bus, businesses, and so on.  Nonetheless, I’m hoping to see someone develops an AI app for personal uses such as helping one learns a second language!  Imagine how awesome it could be if an app is an AI which could teach you how to speak Chinese, German, or whatever language you wish to learn.  I imagine that this AI app could talk to you, correct you, and communicate with you until you become fluent in a foreign language!

Why stop there!  Imagine that someone could also develop an AI app to teach children math, physics, history and so much more.  I think AI could excel at promoting education.  With AI I think children could learn more efficiently and the schools may be able to free up school resources for other important agenda.  Of course, you never know that AI could eventually transform the role of a school into either something else entirely or the school could cease to exist altogether.  If your children and adult friends could learn just about anything through the AI interaction — why bother wasting resources in funding a school?

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Send A Robot To School

The future is going to be full of robots?  Actually, we can never know until we see it, but playing with words is rather exciting…  The story goes, a high school student from Texas, Lyndon Baty, uses robot to attend school in his place.  Well, not exactly replacing the student himself, because the robot acts as a medium for Lyndon Baty to interact with his teachers and fellow students.  So why this Texan student uses robot instead of attending school himself?  It’s not like he is too lazy to go to school.  Instead, Lyndon Baty has no immune system whatsoever, and so he has to use the robot to interact with just about anyone.

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Not too long ago, we’ve heard South Korea uses robots to replace foreign English teachers to teach second language classes such as English.  Now we have a student in Texas uses robot to attend school.  Soon we may even have doctors and patients interact with each other over some sort of robotic technology for minor checkups.  Robots may become more important to humans than we know it today.  What do you think about using a robot to do something in your place?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/03/texas-student-sends-robot-to-school-in-his-place-cant-get-it-t/