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A $35,000-a-year boarding school named AI bot its ‘principal headteacher.’ The headmaster says its helping

An artificial intelligence bot appointed as “principal headteacher” of a British boarding school has been a helpful tool for leadership, the headmaster told Fox News.

The AI bot, Abigail Bailey, was originally designed to appear as a human-looking avatar that would respond with a moving mouth and facial gestures. But after conversations with AI industry leaders about its human-like persona, the bot was renamed “ABI” and the avatar was removed.

Teacher instructs at the front of a classroom

Teachers at Cottesmore can use ABI to help create lesson plans (Roland Weihrauch/picture alliance via Getty Images)

But Rogerson said the teachers at Cottesmore aren’t going anywhere. 

The school’s AI bots are “not there to take away from anybody or to replace anybody,” Rogerson said, adding that the bots “are there to augment the offering.”

To watch the full interview with Rogerson, click here

Ramiro Vargas contributed to the accompanying video.

Jon Michael Raasch is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals.

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