Unbeknownst to parents, all first-grade classes in a suburban Los Angeles elementary school were successfully taught by teacher robots during the 2015-2016 school year.
Only one parent was in on the secret. John Miller*, whose family moved to the area from Silicon Valley and whose son Jack enrolled as a new first-grade student last school year, first approached the district superintendent three years ago with a radical idea.
"We've been working on some super cool artificial intelligence (AI), and in lab tests, the AI robots demonstrated instructional capability," Miller said. "I wanted to see if they could teach real students, because we've...
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