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End to End Learning for Child Chatbots

End-to-end learning has the potential to replace the traditional pipe-line oriented structure of a chatbot. Instead of having pre-defined discrete...

Jul 15, 20214 min read
education / technology

Children Conversational Training Data for Machine Learning

While I have written quite a bit about the potential uses of a chatbot in educating young children, I am...

Jul 13, 20213 min read
education / technology

Looking Behind the Surface for Child-Oriented Chatbots

Previously, I mentioned how a chatbot designed for children has to treat its interactions fundamentally differently than one made for...

Jul 6, 20212 min read

Connecting a Rasa Chatbot to Facebook Messenger

Recently, I was curious about what kind of messaging apps/interfaces would ultimately work with a rasa chatbot. While any front-end...

Jul 5, 20214 min read

Building a Docker Instance for a Rasa Chatbot

I recently started the development of my chatbot through Rasa, a framework that provides a pipeline combining existing Natural Language...

Jul 3, 20213 min read

The Simple Things of Education

Sometimes, nurturing and educating a child can seem more like an enigma or a theoretical ideal than an achievable goal....

Jun 15, 20212 min read

The Personality of the Teacher

It is commonly thought that the personality of a teacher has a great impact on his or her ability to...

Apr 17, 20212 min read

Chatbots in Childhood Education

Advanced chatbots, using conversational, contextual AI, have versatile and promising applications. Chatbots have many advantages inherent within an automated platform,...

Apr 13, 20212 min read

What Changes a Child's Attention Span

A child’s attention span — how long he or she can spend on a task before getting distracted — increases...

Mar 28, 20212 min read
education / policy

The Winners and Losers in Childhood Development

In a 2013 study at Stanford University, 48 infants of diverse economic socioeconomic status (SES) were tracked from 18 -...

Feb 28, 20212 min read

The "Right" Kind of Nudge in Education

The effect of nudges - small changes in a child's behavior that could lead to bigger change - cannot be...

Jul 16, 20202 min read