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高三阅读理解While the start of a new school year is always

时间:2019-01-10 19:08  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

 While the start of a new school year is always exciting,this year was even more so for some elementary school students in Auckland,New Zealand.They became the world’s first kids to be“taught”by a digital teacher,Will.Will is just an avatar(用户头像)that appears on the student’s desktop,tablet,or smartphone screen,not a human-like robot walking around the classroom.
Auckland energy company Vector and AI company Soul Machines worked together to develop Will,which has been modeled after the human brain and nervous system,allowing it to perform human-like behavior.The digital teacher is currently assigned to teach Vector’s“Be sustainable with energy,”a free program for Auckland elementary schools.
Just like the humans it replaced,Will is able to instantly react to the students’responses to the topic.Thanks to a webcam(网络摄像头)and microphone,the avatar not only responds to questions the kids may have,but also picks up non-verbal cues(非口头提示).For instance,if a student smiles at Will,he responds by smiling back.This two-way interaction not only helps capture the students’attention,but also allows the program’s developers to monitor their engagement,and make changes if needed.  
Vector’s Chief Digital Officer,Nikhil Ravishankar says,“What was fascinating to me was the reaction of the children to Will.The way they look at the world is so creative and different,and Will really captured their attention.”
Will,in place since August 2018,has been a great success thus far.However,regardless of how popular it becomes,Will is unlikely to replace human educators any time soon.For one,the avatar’s knowledge base is severely restricted.But more importantly,even the smartest digital avatars could never predict and react to all the unexpected situations that educators have to deal with on a daily basis.However,it could come in handy as a“personal tutor”,providing kids with one-on-one help on specific subjects or even topics.
32.What made the students in Auckland more excited in the new term?
A.A robot teacher.       B.A digital teacher.
C.New classmates.    D.New tablets.
33.What’s Nikhil Ravishankar’s attitude toward Will?
A.Positive.      B.Negative.    C.Doubtful.  D.Neutral.
34.What is Will able to do in class?
A.Think like humans.      B.Satisfy all kids’needs.
C.Grab students’attention.  D.Monitor students’participation.
35.What is mainly discussed about Will in the last paragraph?
A.Its popularity.       B.Its limitations.
C.Its function.     D.Its convenience.


答案 BACB

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