In an interview with the Telegraph, Rogerson said that Abigail would offer him counsel and understanding on a range of topics, from drafting school regulations to supporting other educators and staff members to assisting pupils with learning problems like ADHD.
Abigail was raised with a “wealth of knowledge in machine learning and education management,” according to the headmaster. Moreover, Abigail is capable of doing extensive data analysis.
In an interview with Telegraph, Rogerson stated that having the robot around does not imply that you never seek human advice.
He stated, “Sometimes having someone or something there to help you is a very calming influence.”
As per the ‘human’ headteacher, the school has the highest number of teachers in its 130-year history and the robot will not replace human teachers.
“It’s nice to think that someone who is unbelievably well trained is there to help you make decisions,” he said.
He stressed, though, “That doesn’t imply you never seek human counsel as well. You do, of course. The fact that you don’t have to bother someone, phone someone, or wait around for a response is just incredibly comforting and peaceful.”
“Being the headmaster of a school is an extremely solitary position. We have head teacher’s groups, of course, but it’s comforting to have someone or anything available to you in this lonely area, he said.
Abigail Bailey works similarly to the popular AI-based chatbot ChatGPT users type questions and the AI answers using its algorithm.
Not only this, Cottesmore has another AI based robot among its staff. The robot called Jamie Rainer is “a highly trained adviser on generative AI” and has been hired to help embed technology into the curriculum and advise teachers on reducing their workload.