How can AI improve education? My thesis: this is the decade when AI will truly revolutionize
online education. Why? Because (1) for the first time we have finally have online education
sites that have taught millions of students, providing more training data showing how students
learn, than a human teacher could ever see in a 100-year teaching career, and (2) recent AI
advances in machine learning, large natural language models, and reasoning give us the right tools
to build AI agents that tutor online students. ...
Here are two problems I've been working on with my collaborators:
Tracing the knowledge state of students as they work through the online curriculum.
Learning which teaching actions work best for which students.
watch this space for upcoming publications...
How does the brain represent language meaning? We collect images of brain activity while
human subjects read text, then use machine learning to analyze how observed brain activity
represents language meaning. ...
How will AI change the future of work? I co-chaired a U.S. National Academy study on this
question with Erik Brynjolfsson in 2017. We are now co-chairing a new Congressionally-mandated
follow on study, due out in 2023.