"Bina48 co-taught two sessions of an introduction to ethics philosophy course — which covers ethical reasoning, just-war theory and the use of artificial intelligence in society. In the classroom were almost 100 students, along with Barry and Maj. Scott Parsons, an assistant professor at West Point." I think "taught" is a very generous statement of what probably actually happened. It looks to me like it means "a robot gave an audio lecture", for which it actually doesn't need any moving parts at all. Last year it 'participated in a debate', which if you watch the video you will see means 'presented an audio lecture'.
It's not called a MOOC, of course, but this series of videos from UNESCO is closer to a MOOC than any other form of learning. " The tutorials are based on the 2015 Guidelines for Building Learning Cities and consist of seven infographic animation videos addressing cities around the world to support them in the process of building learning cities." There's a hashtag - #Buildlearningcities - and a newsletter, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more events follow. It's all tied to the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
This call from the Mowat Centre might attract some interest from readers. They're looking for research regarding the state of skills and skills development in Canada addressing specifically questions of equity, the future of work, and what skills matter. The deadline is October 31, the deliverables are requested for April, and "All reports produced under this initiative will be released publicly by the Mowat Centre under the RIES branding." Reserachers will have access to data sets compiled by Statistics Canada through the University of Toronto’s Research Data Centre (RDC).
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