AI-powered Chatbots Can Support High-Quality STEM Education reported January 3rd on the promising future of chatbots in STEM education. Also called a conversational or virtual agent, a chatbot is a software or computer system designed to communicate with humans using natural language processing. This communication can be via text messages or voice commands. Chatbots could take over repetitive low-level guidance tasks performed by educators and help avoid teacher overload. They can simultaneously improve the learning experiences teachers create for students. Chatbots are available 24/7 and can respond to thousands of simultaneous requests with instant, robust service. Read details here.