Jill Watson

A teaching assistant named Jill Watson | Ashok Goel | TEDxSanFrancisco

What is it?

A graduate-level teaching assistant who can hold office hours 24/7/365—because she’s a literal teaching machine. Built on IBM’s Watson platform, Jill is the world’s first artificially intelligent TA, and “she” spends her days helping students in the online M.S. in Computer Science (OMS CS) program’s Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) course. Soon Jill will be able to answer about 40 percent of the 10,000 questions students ask each semester. And she doesn’t even need coffee breaks.

Who’s it for?

Anyone struggling at 4 a.m. with that pesky design project or last-minute questions about exam logistics. Here comes Jill to the rescue!

What’s it cost?

Jill Watson is available, free of charge, to help students enrolled in KBAI. And she’s happy to answer questions about tests, Turing or otherwise.

From the workshop of:

Professor Ashok Goel in the School of Interactive Computing