Artificial Intelligence for Learning: Is It Human Enough? Join the Conversation in New York Next Week

Alan Turing, dubbed the “Father of Computer Science”, is credited with opening the doors to artificial intelligence as early as 1950, with his paper, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence.” Using that as a starting point, humans have been working on replicating human-like intelligence for over 60 years.

So how far have we come? How close are we to simulating human intelligence? Or, how close have we come to surpassing human capability? And will artificial intelligence be replacing jobs, or creating them?

When it comes to AI, there seem to be more questions than answers. Next week, at the panel Artificial Intelligence for Learning: Is it Human Enough?, three experts in artificial intelligence in education will discuss what’s happening in AI right now, and what we can expect in the future. The conversation will focus on the use of AI technology for lifelong learning and workforce development, and its use in education overall.

Our own Hannah Nyren will be moderating the panel taking place at NYU’s edtech incubator in Washington Square, and we will publish highlights from the conversation after the event.

Event details:

What: Artificial Intelligence for Learning: Is it Human Enough?

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM

Where:
NYU Edtech Incubator
35 W. 4th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Who:
Amir Banifatemi, Lead at IBM Watson AI XPRIZE
Kathy Benemann, CEO at EruditeAI
Marissa Lowman, Education Practice Lead at Village Capital

Going to be in New York next week? Register for the event.

See you there!

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.