As Learning Pros, What Can We Expect from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

Alex Enkerli

February 25, 2021

alexandre.enkerli@collecto.ca

 

Show(s) of Hands

How Many of You Identify as STEM?

How Many of You Come from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences…?

How Many of You Identify as AI Skeptics?

How Many of You Identify as Human Learners?

whoami?

Alex

Collecto’s Technopedagogical Hub

Prospection

Direct Support

Pedagogical Heritage

Where can we find AI?

What can AI/ML do for us?

What Risks Do We Perceive from AI/ML?

Some context…

AI’s Promises

Leibniz, binary code…

Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage

Macy Conferences

Alan Turing

Information Theory

Shannon & Weaver 1948

Dartmouth 1956

John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Herbert Simon

Hype, Hope, Disillusion

First AI Winter: 1974–1980

Second AI Winter: 1987–1993

A Third AI Winter?

Reductionism

Spheres of Agency

Automated Recommendations

Netflix competition, ads, meeting sites…

Commercial Products

Digital Assistants, Home Automation, Autonomous Vehicles…

Content Analysis

Topic Modelling

Massive Data

Public Consultation Data

City of Ottawa: Sparks Street

PCO & Open North: workshop 

Digital Humanities

Examples

Feet Wet

  • ESDC questionnaire on Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Preprocessed slices
  • Questions with qual responses
  • Pieces of a puzzle

Prompts

  • Themes from overall set?
  • Making sense of data you have here?
  • Followup questions
  • Improving the dataset

Together

  • Themes & topics
  • Suggestions for further work
  • Improving data quality

Opportunities

  • Text mining
  • Suggestion: Topic Modelling to ”encode bias”

Machine Learning and Human Learners

Our Roles as Pros in Human Learning

What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

Which Opportunities for the Future of Learning?

As Learning Pros, What Can We Expect from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

By Alexandre Enkerli

As Learning Pros, What Can We Expect from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

This interactive workshop will focus on your expectations about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as they relate to your professional lives. From hope and hype to deep concerns, we’ll explore together the ways in which AI and ML might have an impact on adult (human) learning. After discussing broad issues and concepts behind AI/ML, a short hands-on exercise will serve as a basis for deeper discussion of the specifics of your potential use of current technology.

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