Tom Mitchell

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Founders University Professor
Machine Learning Department
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Resume,  412 268 2611, GHC 8203
Assistant: Mary Stech, 412 268-6869

Current Research

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. ...

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. ...

Textbook: Machine Learning