Who controls AI in higher ed, and why it matters

Posted on December 20th, 2017

EdSurge invited a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using artificial intelligence (AI) in education. Panelists included Candace Thille, assistant professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education; Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer at Civitas Learning; and Kyle Bowen, educational technology services director at Penn State University. The panelists looked at how analytics can be used to create personalized pathways for students, but also emphasized the need for models and algorithms to be transparent and peer-reviewed. They also discussed how AI can help in identifying students that need extra help, as well as lead colleges to rethink how they serve students.