Artificial intelligence will be used in the city of Otsu to predict cases of bullying in schools, based on analysis of previous cases.
The permeability that Japanese culture has with regard to robots is well known. The country does not sound so much because of the basis that sustains these machines, as is artificial intelligence. But the truth is that both technologies are inseparable, making the Japanese AI experience undeniable.
In this case, it is not robots but artificial intelligence, pure software, without casing. The city of Otsu in western Japan has launched a pioneering initiative. It will clearly be the first town that use artificial intelligence to predict bullying cases.
The algorithm created for this mission will be trained with data on past cases of bullying. Documentation it will be based on 9,000 suspected cases of bullying that took place in recent years in the city. The algorithm will analyze all this information carefully. It will examine the gender and age of alleged victims and perpetrators.
Artificial intelligence will also analyze where and when incidents have occurred. In addition, look at other factors, such as truancy and teachers, to identify forms of bullying that require particular attention.
All these statistics will be sent to teachers in order to be able to predict cases of bullying or prevent them from going to more. In Otsu, schools are required to report any bullying that occurs within 24 hours to the education authorities in the city.
The capillarity of artificial intelligence
The introduction of artificial intelligence in schools has long been touted. The first field has been, of course, academic education. AI can serve to implementing new learning methods, settle concepts or motivate students. Likewise, their ability to give autonomy to schoolchildren makes learning more effective.
But there are other ways artificial intelligence has crept into the classroom. In the Chinese city of Hangzhou, a facial recognition system has been installed in one of its institutes. Every half minute scans the faces of the students, in order to check your level of care. It is a way to control your attitude to improve, in the future, your performance.
The Otsu city initiative is another use of artificial intelligence. In this case, it is introduced into the classes in a subliminal way to ensure a healthier coexistence among the students.
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