Florida School Tests AI as Virtual Tutor for Online Course

Campus Technology: Florida International University is testing out the use of a virtual learning assistant pegged as "artificial intelligence tutoring" in an online program. The university has begun a pilot with Cognii, an education technology company that uses natural language processing to interact with the student as he or she learns a particular topic, gets assessed on comprehension and receives coaching to master the concepts.

The company said its AI tutor can grade open-response answers to short essay questions and "extract rich pedagogical insights and analytics to improve faculty members' productivity."

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