How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

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How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » July 31st, 2017, 9:35 pm

As research and developments continue to improve many areas in our society, it is probably only a matter of time before a proposal is made for the use of Robots at least in colleges and Universities to bring down the increasing costs of undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate degrees. Robots have already been introduced into the elementary and secondary school levels and it seems that we have the technology to expand their use at the college level as well.
Besides costs, the use of Robots would eliminate the types of problems that we have been seeing more frequently and that is teachers having sex with their students. While the Robots would have to be programmed by someone, they could be checked by a panel and made so that they would stick to particular lesson plan and not use the scheduled class time as an opportunity to promote specific agenda's.
Simply put; robots could be used to only teach subjects to students and to do nothing else.
https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/07/robotic-teachers-can-adjust-style-based-student-success
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby wobbly » July 31st, 2017, 11:46 pm

Michaels153 wrote:As research and developments continue to improve many areas in our society, it is probably only a matter of time before a proposal is made for the use of Robots at least in colleges and Universities to bring down the increasing costs of undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate degrees. Robots have already been introduced into the elementary and secondary school levels and it seems that we have the technology to expand their use at the college level as well.
Besides costs, the use of Robots would eliminate the types of problems that we have been seeing more frequently and that is teachers having sex with their students. While the Robots would have to be programmed by someone, they could be checked by a panel and made so that they would stick to particular lesson plan and not use the scheduled class time as an opportunity to promote specific agenda's.
Simply put; robots could be used to only teach subjects to students and to do nothing else.
https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/07/robotic-teachers-can-adjust-style-based-student-success


I couldn't agree more, but why stop with teachers? Why not have the robots teach kids at home over the internet. The internet and a laptop are cheaper than building and running schools. Cut the need for school buses and drivers, no more lunch ladies to pay for. Property taxes would drop like a stone, and the parent could make the kid pray at the beginning of each class if they wanted.

We could also replace the clergy and youth pastors with robots, that would also make the children safer from sexual assault at church. Plenty of places for robots in industry.
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » August 1st, 2017, 7:21 am

Actually those are some pretty good ideas too. I can see more and more applications of Robots in our society as soon as they are tested and approved. As machines they could be checked according to maintenance schedules as well as yearly certification in place of licenses. People who had a tendency to be shy or perhaps inhibited in class might actually learn faster with a robot and develop more confidence in themselves along the process. People may even be used some day in a type of role reversal to help mentor Robots where there is or may be a delay in the learning process.
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby leftyg » August 1st, 2017, 11:51 am

I hope soon that there will be robocops. You said robots would cut down on costs and reduce the chances of sex with students. Well, programed robocops would know that a 12 year old kid has a toy gun and not a real gun, and what the hell even if the kid actually shot the robocop, it would not hurt the robocop. He would just move in on the kid and take the gun. Besides criminals and people in general would probably respect and admire robocops more. The only down side is there would be a plummet in donut sales.

By extension why don't we just turn all jobs over to robots. On Saturday you could go to the store and have a robot not only check you out (they do that now) but they could bag your groceries, listen to complaints, cut your meat and help you pick the right produce. And if you are too busy to make your own lunch, you can go to Wendy's and get waited on by a robot with a female voice (they all have female voices) then the food could be prepared by robots cooks (robocooks). If they mess up your order, no worries, a robot security guard (robowannabecop) could make you eat it and call the real robocops and have you carted off to jail if you put up a squawk.

And if you are out of jai by Sunday, you can go to church to hear your friendly robopreacher. They are extremely spiritual I am told and also resist the temptations of the flesh, so if you have a hot wife you will not worry if robopreacher counsels her in private. Be prepared for a lot of sermons about junkyards. Evidently junkyards are how they view death and the hereafter. They may mention that to be made whole again by God (probably a roboGod ) you will have to submit to cleansing and being reborn as a new machine in another place with roboangels floating around.

You will look down at your new Godly eternal being and find that yes, you too have become a robot, more specifically a robospirit. I bet that is just what your momma wanted you to become when she first held you in her arms.
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » August 1st, 2017, 7:24 pm

We joke at what appears to us now as somehow absurd. Machines replacing horses? People really being able to fly? Going to the moon? A new invention at the right time, with or without the best marketing techniques usually survives and then goes on to be a part of society. Progress comes in different ways. I can not see a plummet in donut sales any time soon because that would be regressive instead of progressive. At least i hope so.
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby leftyg » August 1st, 2017, 11:04 pm

Michaels153 wrote:We joke at what appears to us now as somehow absurd. Machines replacing horses? People really being able to fly? Going to the moon? A new invention at the right time, with or without the best marketing techniques usually survives and then goes on to be a part of society. Progress comes in different ways. I can not see a plummet in donut sales any time soon because that would be regressive instead of progressive. At least i hope so.

Look there will be fewer cops ergo fewer donuts consumed. There is a perfectly linear relationship :D Seriously there are lots of things way too nuanced for computers to do which include making food in a restaurant. You will have more and more labor saving devices to make it, but you will still need the choreography and executive function of a human being to keep accidents from happening..
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Scorpion » August 2nd, 2017, 11:55 am

Robots are only as good as the people who program them.......
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby wobbly » August 4th, 2017, 10:34 am

Scorpion wrote:Robots are only as good as the people who program them.......



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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » September 12th, 2017, 9:22 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/11/inspirational-robots-begin-replacing-teachers-within-10-years/
Inspirational' robots to begin replacing teachers within 10 years by Henry Bodkin
11 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 9:10AM
Robots will begin replacing teachers in the classroom within the next ten years as part of a revolution in one-to-one learning, a leading educationalist has predicted.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said intelligent machines that adapt to suit the learning styles of individual children will soon render traditional academic teaching all but redundant.
The former Master of Wellington College said programmes currently being developed in Silicon Valley will learn to read the brains and facial expressions of pupils, adapting the method of communication to what works best for them.
The impact is going to be massive
Sir Anthony Seldon
The new era of automated teaching promises an end to grouping children by year, as the personalised nature of the robots will enable pupils to learn new material at their own pace, rather than as part of a class.
"It will open up the possibility of an Eton or Wellington-style education for all,” Sir Anthony said.
"Everyone can have the very best teacher and it's completely personalised; the software you're working with will be with you throughout your education journey.”
He warned, however, that the new technology would have to be carefully introduced to avoid “infantilising” pupils and teachers.
As part of robot-led learning, teachers would adopt the role of “overseers”, monitoring the progress of individual pupils, leading non-academic activities and providing pastoral support, Sir Anthony said.
The efficiency of automated teaching would also mean that only 30 per cent of school time will be spent in class.
A contemporary historian who has written biographies of David Cameron, Tony Blair, John Major and Gordon Brown, Sir Anthony heralds the new educational era in a book, The Fourth Revolution", due out next year.
“The impact is going to be massive” he said.
“This is beyond anything that we've seen in the industrial revolution or since with any other new technology.”
The first revolution is understood to consist of learning the basics of survival - foraging, hunting, growing crops and building shelters.
The second involved the first organised sharing of knowledge and the third was marked by the invention of printing.
Automated teaching machines would be “extraordinarily inspirational”, Sir Anthony said.
"You'll still have the humans there walking around during school time, but in fact the inspiration in terms of intellectual excitement will come from the lighting-up of the brain which the machines will be superbly well-geared for.
"The machines will know what it is that most excites you and gives you a natural level of challenge that is not too hard or too easy, but just right for you."
He expected the National Union of Teachers to be "very alarmed" by the prospect.
"The technology's already beginning to arrive," he said. "It's already there on the west coast of the US and it's already beginning to transform schools.
"I'm expecting this to happen in the next 10 years.
"The great danger is that it takes jobs away, and for humans beings much of our fulfilment in life comes from the satisfaction of work.
"If we get the technology wrong it will end up doing everything for us in the same way that satnavs mean we no longer know how to read maps."
Experts predict that automated teaching of maths and science will form the vanguard of machine-led learning, but that sophisticated algorithms would soon be devised to teach the humanities.
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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » September 17th, 2017, 1:00 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/millenials-us-right-to-vote-student-loans-college-wipe-education-university-presidential-elections-a7947101.html
Half of US millennials would give up right (to) vote to wipe out their student loans
Student debt has soared to a staggering high of $1.33 trillion according to the Department of Education

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Re: How about using Robots to cut the costs of college?

Postby Michaels153 » September 17th, 2017, 1:24 pm

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/15/big-college-has-bankrupted-millennials/
Big College Has Bankrupted Millennials
This is commentary from his Friday show.

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Now, my point is, the people who have been encouraging this — and I don’t doubt at some point in the past it was all genuine and the motivation was pure and the belief was sincere. But now sending people to college, making sure they go… It’s just the same as making sure people go to the movie theater. The colleges are citadels of liberalism.
The professors there need to be paid so that they can continue to inculcate and promulgate and propagate and propagandize the students. That’s why you never… Whenever you hear about major businesses price gouging — Big Oil, Big Labor, Big Box Retail, Big Pharma — you never, ever hear anybody complaining about Big Education. But they’re in there. They never cut tuition. They never lower their prices. They never accommodate for market circumstance. You pay it or you don’t get in. You find a way to pay it or the heck with you! And nobody puts pressure on ’em, and nobody shames them.


Student debt has soared to a staggering high of $1.33 trillion according to the Department of Education…”
Who runs that program, by the way? Who took over that program? Barack Hussein Obama took over that program. It was a private sector enterprise. The government took it over. Now the government runs the student loan program, $1.33 trillion.


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But, you know, I pointed out this Politico story earlier in the week, the free tuition thing is not selling among liberals. And you know why? Because of the student loan debt. “Oh, wait a minute, now you’re gonna give it away after we have all this debt? Screw you, Democrats,” is what the action is on that. It’s backfiring on them. And so will this free income business that the tech guys are proposing because they want to put robots everywhere,
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