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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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Nov 13, 2019

This week Dan and Ray talk about the use of our data, with artificial intelligence on top, to support our wellbeing. From talking about our own time management and how data and AI is adding itself into that bit, to discussing the use of facial recognition for student registration, we discuss the humanistic elements of...

Nov 6, 2019

This week Dan and Ray go in the opposite direction from the last two episodes. After talking about AI for Good and AI for Accessibility, this week they go deeper into the ways that AI can be used in ways that can disadvantage people and decisions. Often the border line between 'good' and 'evil' can be very fine, and...

Oct 30, 2019

Ray and Dan are joined by Troy Waller, who's the Accessibility Lead for the Microsoft Education team in Australia, to talk about how artificial intelligence is being used to support students.

Troy discusses how to help students write more effectively, using dictation in Word and PowerPoint in Office 365; PowerPoint's live...

Oct 23, 2019

Dan and Ray talk about Artifical Intelligence for Good - things like using AI to count fish stocks in Darwin without having to risk your life from the crocs; and the use of AI to detect and prevent poaching in the national parks of southern Africa.

Now AI can recognise text, speech and images better than humans, there...

Oct 16, 2019

Major advances in Artificial Intelligence are the ability of computers to understand text and speech, comprehend information, and respond to users. And an area that's becoming more obvious to us is 'intelligent agents' or chatbots, where we can have a fairly normal chat conversation and get information delivered to in...