“Morehouse College is planning to use AI teaching assistants to help crack the code of education.

Why it matters: Morehouse professor Muhsinah Morris says every professor will have an AI assistant in three to five years.

Morris says the technology has taken off in the last 24 months faster than it has in the last 24 years. Meanwhile, baby boomers are leaving the workforce amid national teacher shortages and burnout.

How it works: Morehouse professors will collaborate with technology partner VictoryXR to create virtual 3D spatial avatars. The avatars use OpenAI to have two-way oral conversations with students.

The avatars use professor-created content and 3D models for lessons, such as molecules for chemistry lessons, to help students. Avatars can also respond to unrelated topics raised by students and redirect the students back to the lesson. Students will have 24/7 online access to the avatar, which can communicate in a student’s native language.

What they’re saying: Morris called the avatars

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