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Welcome to the AI in Education podcast

From Ray Fleming and Dan Bowen from Microsoft Australia

It's a weekly chat about Artificial Intelligence in Education - what it is, how it works, and the different ways it is being used. It's not too serious, or too technical, and is intended to be a good conversation of background information.

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Feb 19, 2020

In this episode Dan and Ray and joined by Nichole Maassen, the Microsoft Australia national lead for two industry sectors - public safety and national security.  They discuss the use of AI in policing and its societal impact and the balance between privacy and security.  They draw parallels between the innovations...


Feb 12, 2020

This week's interview is with Doctor Nic Woods, Microsoft Australia's Chief Medical Officer. As we learn more about the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, we see more and more similarities to the use of AI in education. And we have a fascinating discussion about the role of the professional alongside the AI...


Feb 5, 2020

This week we're joined by Lee Hickin, Microsoft Australia's National Technology Officer, who first of all tells us what he does and his background, and then talks about interesting artificial intelligence projects within public sector in Australia. He talks about the fish counting project in Darwin Harbour and the...


Jan 29, 2020

This week we're joined by Kate Carruthers, Chief Data and Insights Officer at UNSW, a university in Sydney with nearly 80,000 students and researchers. Kate talks about the interesting evolution of her role and her team's, from producing reports to becoming the data engineers and insights. We start by talking about...


Jan 22, 2020

In this special Hour of Code episode Dan and Ray walk through a Minecraft resource to help you (and your students) understand some important AI principles and how they can be applied when fighting bushfires.  We will look at the use of teamwork, automation and image recognition as well as highlight some computer...