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Florida college says chatbot brought back 'near-grads' with humor, advice
Administrators said "Gwen" can answer questions, tell jokes and use emojis to get encourage students to re-enroll.
Anyone can create a scholarship with Kaleidoscope's new tool
The platform's founder said he hopes the new "Award Builder" tool will help reduce student debt.
Classroom QR codes boost contact tracing at U. Maryland
Instead of designing seating charts or sign-in sheets, the institution is encouraging students to scan codes that feed information to the health services department.
Auburn's robotic construction dog can scan the inside of buildings too dangerous for humans
Mac, a four-legged autonomous robot, takes pictures and laser scans to map out the inside of buildings, showcasing how robots can advance building engineering, a professor told EdScoop.
Intel expands AI education program to 11 states
Intel said it plans to expand the "AI for Workforce" program to 18 community colleges this year and an additional 50 colleges next year.
U. Tennessee's 5G network to support rural research, VR in classrooms
Soil-monitoring drones, senior-health monitoring and VR in classrooms are among the uses proposed by the university.
College taps AI for more meaningful online class discussions
Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno saw a growing number of instructors adopt Packback, which suggests how to improve online discussion posts based on machine learning.
Google Cloud and Walden U. create chatbot that writes its own quizzes
An AI-powered tool called "Julian" allows students at the online college to check their progress on demand, and does some of the work in creating assessments.
NSF to fund university AI research centers in adult education, STEM learning
Eleven institutions are to receive $20 million over five years as they seek to accelerate AI research and applications across a range of uses.
Texas A&M website tells students which devices to bring to campus this fall
Instead of scanning individual department pages for minimum technology requirements, students can now answer a survey to receive guidelines.