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Can Bots be Better Learners than Humans?

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
In this paper, we discuss how Learning Analytics, as the activity to capture and analyze people’s learning behaviors in order to improve their learning experiences, could be used as a way for bots to “learn how to learn” and how this might have a greater impact than the apparent improvement it would enable for Artificial Intelligence. Through exploring this particular scenario as part and in the spirit of the Recoding Black Mirror workshop, we extrapolate a potential negative use of technologies currently being developed both in Technology Enhanced Learning and in Artificial Intelligence to anticipate on some potential ethical issues they might generate, as a first step towards potentially more ethics-aware design and development activities in those areas.
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Re-coding Black Mirror 2017 Workshop co-located with 16th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2017
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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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