(Yicai Global) June 1 – China's first 'robot law professor,' which was developed by the Law Lab at Peking University, debuted at an intellectual property law class, online Chinese robotics website 1hjqr.com reported on Tuesday.
Zhang Lixing, founder of the Law Lab, unveiled his latest invention at the request of Peking University Law School Professor Zhang Ping. The artificial intelligence (AI) professor answered questions from students like a real person, leaving the audience astonished and excited.
Using AI as a teaching aid at law schools will be a trend, Zhang said. Communicating with robots will help students keep abreast of the latest developments in the AI field, which will enhance their career prospects after graduation.
"We created the robot professor to improve teaching precision, rather than replace human professors," he said. "As robots don't have any emotions, they'll never replace human law professors."