March 5, 2010

So. Korea to Employ English Teaching Bots

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South Korea has invested $45 million in robotic teaching assistants because of a shortage of real ones. The plan is to place 500 in preschools by 2011 and 8,000 of them by 2013. Meant to teach English, the bots are for those students who want to study abroad and be competitive with other English speaking countries. In the future, they may also assist in other tasks such as teaching toddlers to walk.

Via Korea Times

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 5, 2010 8:45 AM
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