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This Virtual AI Bot Detects When Students Aren't Paying Attention

 - May 29, 2017
References: engadget
A classroom in Paris is aiming to help students keep their focus during lectures through the use of a virtual classroom AI bot. The bot, which is currently administered as a tool in some online classes monitors students' faces through a webcam. The bot can detect if a student is drifting off, not engaged, or if they're checking their phone. If a student is suspected to be slacking off, the bot can send reminders via instant messages to the students, giving them what the company describes as "a virtual kick in the butt."

The bot is currently implemented within online classes and is designed to create a more engaging environment for online learning. The classroom AI Bot will eventually be used in live classrooms, as a tool to help professors understand what materiel their students are grasping, and what they're struggling to listen to.