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Thursday, March 28 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Beyond the black box: How transparent AI can transform learning

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At One Laptop per Child, I used to draw a line in the sand regarding the use of free/libre open source software. Education was unequivocally on the must-be-FOSS side of the line because transparency is critical to fostering curiosity and independent thinking. With the current inroads that AI is making into educational software, it is again important to consider transparency. Transparent AI is bringing learning into day-to-day work through assistance with on-the-job training and corporate e-learning. In this talk, I will review the role that transparency plays in elementary and secondary education, and I will describe how Sorcero's use of cognitive computing harnesses AI in support of both subject-matter experts and learners in the workplace.

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Walter Bender

Chief Learning Architect, Sorcero
Walter Bender is the Chief Learning Architect at Sorcero. Previously, Bender founded Sugar Labs, a non-profit foundation. In 2006, Bender co-founded the One Laptop per Child, a non-profit association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert. As director of the MIT Media Laboratory... Read More →

Thursday March 28, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
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