GUEST PODCAST: Ed-Technical mini episode 2

Join two former teachers – Libby Hills from the Jacobs Foundation and AI researcher Owen Henkel – for the Ed-Technical podcast series about AI in education.

Each episode, guest hosted on BOLD, Libby and Owen will ask experts to help educators sift the useful insights from the AI hype. They’ll be asking questions such as “How does AI really help students and teachers?”, “What do we actually know about this technology, and what’s just speculation?” and “When we say ‘AI’, what are we actually talking about?”

This week we’re doing our second short episode – a behind the scenes chat about a recent paper of Owen’s that has been generating some interest online. In the paper Owen and his co-authors present the impact of an AI tutor (Rori) on maths performance of around 1,000 students. 

Listen in for a summary of the study, what they found (TL;DR – the results are very promising!) and some probing (but not too probing, as Owen’s still recovering from his trouncing by Libby in their first short episode – a debate about “hallucinations” in large language models) questions from Libby. 


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