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Don’t be afraid of the rise of ‘augmented intelligence’

Computers may currently lack the emotional intelligence of humans, but they are already able to spot when students are confused with online tasks and can prompt teachers to step in

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The past 20 years have seen the greatest technological revolution in history. Almost every part of society has been transformed. Hospitals can now print 3D models of patients’ brains; militaries can blow up targets with pilotless drones; and my kids can use voice activation to play any song ever recorded.

Yet schools have been left remarkably untouched, despite regular prophecies over the past few decades that radical upheaval was just around the corner. Of course, technology has had some impact; many schools now have virtual learning portals; shared resources have made lesson planning easier; ...

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