The Seminar named “What can an AI Chatbot Teach You?” was organized by Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks, CityU and Dept. of EIE, PolyU, as well as, co-sponsored by IEEE Hong Kong Section, Robotics and Automation/Control Systems Joint Chapter on 22nd Mar 2019. John McCarthy who coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a 1956 Dartmouth workshop once said “He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense”. Dr. Tan would talk about a Chatbot for teaching large computer science classes of undergraduates, running a trial of personalized learning technology driven by research in computer science, mathematical logic and pedagogy. I took a photo with speaker Dr. Chee Wei Tan before the seminar.
I also met my old colleague Mr. Stephen Wong (EPA Centre, EE Dept., CityU)
Dr. Chee Wei Tan (Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, CityU) was the speaker and he aimed to share some observations on core algorithmic challenges of AI and intelligence augmentation.
Firstly, he shared some AI gurus’ views.
Then he proposed human-based computation for AI. He quoted Leo Cherne statement “The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation.” for explanation.
And then Dr. Tan described some reasons he used Chatbot for teaching and one of interested things was the power of Emojis.
Nemo Bot is Facebook Messenger chatbot software. Nemo Bot teaches computer science subjects and advanced mathematics. There’s no royal road to geometry but Nemo Bot’s there to help on the road to mastery!