Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Volume 1839 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 18-18


Uncertainty, Utility, and Understanding

  • Eric HorvitzAffiliated withMicrosoft Research

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Uncertainty abounds in pedagogy. As such, the effectiveness of intelligent tutoring systems hinges on identifying appropriate actions under uncertainty. I will discuss challenges and opportunities with the use of probabilistic user models in intelligent tutoring systems, drawing key concepts from the broader arena of probabilistic and decision-theoretic user modeling.