4TTA in Global Classroom Project about A.I.
On October the 27th both the 4 TTA classes were there in the early evening for the kick-off of the Global Classroom Project with the German International School in Silicon Valley (GISSV). The topic at hand is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and to provide some context associate professor De Regt, of Tilburg University, started things off with a keynote. He started with the historical context to then dive into some of the dilemmas we are facing today concerning this topic. How about the robot Alice, who is used in elderly care. In the clip you see an older woman talk to Alice, share stories with her, this to feel a bit less lonely. Even though, seeing it is a robot and not an actual person she is talking to, is the elderly woman in the video indeed less alone?
Later that day, after a well-deserved break with soup and some sandwiches, the students would start up a Skype connection with their counterparts from GISSV. Together they discussed some dilemmas before trying to come up with the research question. Throughout the month of November they have been working on this research question, and in about two weeks time they will present their findings and send the tape to the students in California (and vice versa). Hopefully the students have gained a bit more knowledge on the topic of A.I., and hopefully they have learned a lot from organising and planning in groups (and with people abroad) as well.