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TISM Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence and Education

Dr. Jiliang Tang, Dr. Kaitlin Torphy, and Dr. Ken Frank co-chaired a workshop on artificial intelligence and education at AAAI 2020 in New York City on February 8, 2020. Over 80 participants enrolled to learn more about the state of the field in AI-Ed. A host of expert speakers presented keynotes on topics ranging from computer assisted mathematics instruction, to wearable glasses with AI assisted identification of those students needed additional help, to data driven decision making and research transparency.

Dr. Kurt VanLehn, Arizona State University, the Diane and Gary Tooker Chair for Effective Education in STEM, presented work on FACT: An Automated Teaching Assistant.

Dr. Vincent Aleven, Carnegie Mellon University, presented work on wearable intelligent software to support teachers as they differentiate instruction and diagnose students' concept mastery.

Dr. Alex Bowers, Teachers College, presented work on algorithmic openness in data intensive education analytics: K-12 early warning systems, prediction, accuracy, and visual data analytics.

Dr. Kaitlin Torphy, Michigan State University, presented work on the Teachers in Social Media project and computational education science.

Dr. Zitao Liu, Head of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at TAL Education Group, presented on AI as the next step in education.

For more information on the workshop or AAAI2020, please visit

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