Friday, June 2, 2017

Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention

Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention:

Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention

Remember those days of being in school struggling to concentrate in class? Well, a school in France is hoping to tackle those wandering minds by using technology.
ESG Business School in Paris is starting an artificial intelligence program which will identify whether students are paying attention in class. 
From September, software called Nestor (like the butler in The Adventures of Tintin comic book) will use students' webcams to examine eye movements and facial expressions to establish whether they're actually attentive to a video lecture. 


"In the past decades, everybody thought taxi cabs would live forever. Uber destroyed the system to rebuild it. I wanted to do something similar in education, specifically for poor students and e-learning," Marcel Saucet, founder of LCA Learning, the company which created Nestor, told Mashable



Using 20 key landmarks on the face of the user — eyes, brows, lips, jaw — Nestor can understand how the user behaves in front of a 5-minute video lesson.
"We are using machine learning algorithms to improve performances of the tool. Besides, we are working with psychoanalysts, like Dr. Saverio Tomasella, to keep a human understandingTeachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention:

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