Can College Predictive Models Survive the Pandemic?

Though many are eager to forget 2020, data scientists will be keeping the year top of mind as we determine whether the pandemic’s impact makes 2020 data anomalous or an indication of more permanent change in higher ed. As we develop new predictive models and update the existing ones with data collected in the last … Read more

Workforce Development: Reflection (Learning By Doing, Learning By Thinking)

Think Again: Highlighting And Underlining Change of any kind starts with re-examining how we know things and re-evaluating assumptions. Adam Grant has many examples about questioning how we know things in his latest book, Think Again!. Sometimes thinking again saves lives, other times it saves time or mental effort, as in the case of learning … Read more

AI Is Changing the Workforce. At This District, It’s Changing the Curriculum Too.

Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been delivering competitive advantage to businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. By Deloitte’s most recent count, 37 percent of organizations have deployed AI solutions (up 270 percent from 2016) and a majority predict it will “substantially transform” their companies by 2023. The shift may also … Read more

Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS): An Insight Into The Future!

MLaaS (Machine Learning as a Service): What You Need To Know Machine Learning has been one of the most rapidly growing domains in information technology and has found applications in almost every industry that you can think of. Wherever there is data, Machine Learning is involved, and it is not a hidden fact anymore that … Read more

A Small College Hopes to Claim Artificial Intelligence for the Liberal Arts

Colby College is carving out space in the liberal arts canon for artificial intelligence. Thanks to a $30 million gift from an alumnus, the small, selective college in Maine is establishing the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to integrate machine learning, natural language processing and big data into instruction and research across the … Read more

When the Animated Bunny in the TV Show Listens for Kids’ Answers — and Answers Back

During tricky situations in the new PBS KIDS show “Elinor Wonders Why,” a curious rabbit directs a question to viewers, pausing to give them a chance to answer. This invitation to participate in the plot of the story is a hallmark of educational programs for young children, a moment designed to check their comprehension and … Read more

Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware

The demand for innovative digital learning technology has never been higher. And investment continues to flow into the edtech space. But companies looking to differentiate themselves in this increasingly competitive sector have to bring something new to the table. Esme Learning Solutions is banking on artificial intelligence (AI), collaborative learning experiences and relationships with some … Read more

How Professors Can Use AI to Improve Their Teaching In Real Time

The original version of this article appeared in Toward Data Science. When I started teaching data science and artificial intelligence in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, I was frustrated by how little insight I actually felt I had into how effective my teaching was, until the end-of-semester final exam grades and student assessments came … Read more