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- Interview with:
- Geir Sand Nilsen (@geirsand) Co-founder at Edtech Foundry - the makers of the Differ chatbot
- We talk about chatbots, using stutters to your own advantage, and the bittersweet notion of teaching artificial intelligence how to do your job.
- Message from Class Central
Geir Sand Nilsen @geirsand
Derren Brown- @DerrenBrown
Cass Sunstein-(Author of Nudge) (@CassSunstein)
- AI: 'You're not needed anymore. The role of the human is what
- we are talking about here'.
- 'I’m a stuttering guy as you probably can hear.'
- 'We scale people.'
- 'How long before chatbots are mainstream in schools and
- Unis? 4-5 years.'
- 'I want everyone in the world to have a bot'
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Next up, a word from ClassCentral which if you’re into geeking out over online learning and MOOC reports like I am you’ll probably already know about!
It's been more than half a decade since free online courses from Stanford kicked off the modern-MOOC or massive online open courses movement. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched MOOCS, used by over 60 million people. Gaining insight into this fast paced world is worth spending time on (especially for those implicated by such changes). That’s where Class Central comes in.
Class Central launched at the end of 2011, and has kept track of the MOOC space right from the beginning. Not only does it list 7000+ courses, making it the #1 search engine for online courses, but the excellent MOOC report blog has deep analysis on what’s up, down, new or just slightly leftfield. With over 500+ articles written, Class Central has the most comprehensive coverage of the MOOC Industry.
I came across Class Central when I was preparing for a Department for International Trade webinar I was speaking on and found it invaluable. Since then, I met founder Dhawal Shah out at SXSWedu and he was excited to share the resource with all
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