In the AI Education podcast, Dan Bowen from Microsoft Australia and Ray Fleming from InnovateGPT delve into the world of artificial intelligence in education. From exploring the basics of AI to examining real-world applications, they bring a refreshing perspective to the often-feared topic of "the robots coming to steal our jobs."
Their conversational style and commitment to demystifying technical language make the show approachable and informative for all audiences. As the series progresses, Ray and Dan will delve into more specific topics within their areas of expertise and bring on special guests to discuss the intersection of AI and areas like personalized learning and accessibility. Tune in for a grounded and engaging exploration of AI in education.
Host: Dan Bowen (Client Technology Lead, Education at Microsoft)
Meet Dan Bowen, host of the AI Education podcast and Technology Strategist working with schools and school systems. With a background in education as a teacher, governor, and school inspector, as well as experience in higher education as a blended learning advisor, Dan brings a unique perspective to the show. He has also worked at Microsoft, where he served as the product manager for Office 365 in Education, the STEM education lead, and managed the Minecraft portfolio for Australia. In his current role, Dan focuses on Azure, Windows, and devices and helps schools drive educational transformation through the use of technology. His interest in artificial intelligence stems from both the practical applications and implementation of AI as well as the importance of educating and empowering IT professionals to harness its capabilities. Dan is particularly interested in the social and ethical uses of AI in education and is excited to share his insights and bring together experts on the AI Education podcast.
Ray Fleming is an industry veteran who covers topics at the intersection between Higher Education and technology. He has over 30 years’ experience, including in the roles of Higher Education Lead at Microsoft, and now as Chief Education Officer at InnovateGPT.
Ray has been speaking about AI in Education since 2015. He started this AI in Education podcast in 2019, before having to step away when he left Microsoft. In the past he's been a columnist for the Times Education Supplement, an award-winning blogger, and has featured on BBC TV. As a professional Improv player, you’ll also find Ray on stage at the Sydney Comedy Fringe Festival shows.