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AI Advances and Applications Virtual Seminar – Dr. Wanli Xing
January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AI Advances and Applications Virtual Seminar Series
“Fair AI in Virtual Learning Environments” by Dr. Wanli Xing
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, School of Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The increasing popularity of virtual learning environments has reshaped STEM education’s terrain with abundant students’ digital traces. Educational researchers have extensively investigated artificial intelligence (AI) in these learning environments to provide teachers and students with actionable intelligence, ranging from computer vision for automatic content extraction in videos to natural language processing for sentiment analysis in students’ online discussion forums. However, little has been done to examine the fairness of these AI applications. In this talk, I will propose a paradigm shift to ensure the fairness, accountability, and transparency of AI use in education.
Dr. Wanli Xing is an assistant professor of educational technology in the UF College of Education. His research focuses on how emerging technologies can deeply transform STEM education and online learning. He creates learning environments using cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence, computer simulations, and augmented reality to support learning in diverse classrooms and online environments. He also designs and applies data mining and machine learning to understand, assess, and optimize the learning process and the environments in which it occurs. His research has been funded by NSF, IES, and private foundations. Dr. Wanli Xing received his PhD in Information Science & Learning Technologies from University of Missouri.