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Chinese University Uses AI System To Check Class Attendance And Warn Absent Students

Checking attendance used to take teachers 7 to 8 minutes. Now it gets done in 15 seconds!

China just came up with a fast and easy way to check students’ attendance and, at the same time, track those who skipped school – by using modern technology. According to reports, Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s Hangzhou Dianzi University has recently started utilizing a checking system based on artificial intelligence.


The new tech requires students to sign in with verification codes using their mobile devices. The smart system also automatically contacts those who are late and absent.


Students who fail to attend their classes get a message that says “Hello, this is little AI, an intelligent voice assistant from the counsellors of Hangzhou Dianzi University. I notice you were absent from class today.” Later, the students’ responses are recorded and used in a follow-up meeting with a school staff.


In an interview, Hu Haibin, deputy director of the university students’ affairs office shared how the new tech has helped make the teachers’ lives much easier.

Hu said:


“The response time is only 36 seconds, and the teacher can manually reduce that time. Although it is not possible to eliminate cheating altogether, we have reduced the possibility to a minimum through manual intervention.”


So far, feedback about the AI-powered system has mostly been positive.


Hu added:


“Presently, this app has covered more than 50 percent of our courses. Previously, it took a teacher about seven to eight minutes to call absentees, but now the whole process can be completed in 15 seconds.

“After two weeks of operation, the average attendance rate of the same class has increased by seven percent compared with the previous semester.”

So what happens to students who suddenly change their numbers? Well they’re not off the hook yet!

As Hu pointed out:

“Even if the student attempts to escape the ‘Little AI’ call by changing his or her phone number, the absentee record still exists.”

The counselor will then personally contact the absentee student and ask for his or her reason. Academic guidance or psychological counseling will be provided for students who need them.


“Through the big data summary, we can classify student issues, find the real reason for an individual’s willingness to attend classes, and then guide them to tackle the problem, which is the greatest significance of our development and use of this intelligent system,” explained Hu.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ were finally unveiled and users were given the chance to show off their creative side. These devices have the display cutout/hole punch for the front-facing cameras and some people found brilliant ways in what to do with it.

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Samsung Releases 219-Inch TV And It Will Turn Your House Into A Movie Theater

We’re going to need a bigger house!

Could you imagine having a television screen in your home as large as a movie screen? Well, here you go.

Samsung has just unveiled something so spectacular that it will make you not want to leave your house ever again. The multinational conglomerate company released its new ultra-large television with a 219-inch diagonal at CES 2019.

Dubbed “The Wall,” the TV uses the company’s Micro LED technology that offers very high brightness and deep inky blacks. ...

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Second HIV-Positive Person Has Been Cured Of The Life-Threatening Disease

The unidentified man was cleared of the disease only three years after stem cell treatment.

An HIV-positive man in Britain has just become the second known adult to be cleared of the deadly virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant. According to the patient's doctors, the stem cells from an HIV-resistant donor helped in removing all traces of the HIV infection.

The anonymous patient contracted the disease in 2003 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma by 2012. However, it wasn't until 2016 that he was able to access the stem cell donation. The man received the stem cells as a treatment for cancer. Amazingly, highly sensitive tests show no trace of the man's previous HIV infection only three years after receiving stem cells from the donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists infection.

The case once again proved that stem cell treatment can help patients with the HIV virus.

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