The second episode of the Michael and Myles (M&M) podcast explores the expansion of the teacher function via bots. The podcast speculates on the role of bots, current bot deployments, bot myths and the research currently being undertaken at the university to identify possible use cases for bots. Now thats the official bit of the […]Read More The M&M Podcast Edpiside 2: Bots in education
M&M Podcast Episode 1: Setting the Scene, Terms, Topics Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it – Ferris Bueller This time last year I wrote my first blog, today I publish my first podcast, what is happening to me! I work with some […]Read More The M&M Podcast
Firstly, can I state this is not a blog about how Aliens is the superior movie compared to Alien and needless to say we want to discuss Alien Resurrection (its slightly better than Sharknado). Instead this will be a quick post on bias and AI via the medium of character’s from the Alien franchise. Bias […]Read More AI bias via the medium of the Alien Franchise
In my current position I am working on helping to identify and deliver the technology that would assist in the delivery of Master level courses at scale. Before the pedagogy evangelists go all Opus Dei on me let me stress that I am a firm believer that technology is not the definitive answer alone (without good design or […]Read More Shape Shifting and Automated Teaching
As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning myself, Stewart Cromar and Marcello Crolla decided to host a Hackathon on chatbots. The premise of the hackathon wasn’t to delve into the technology and build a new skynet. It was too try and make the technology more accessible by removing the technology and […]Read More FCL: Teaching Bot Hackathon
So, AI in education, what’s going on or should I say what’s not going on? AI has transformed from something associated with science fiction to everyday fact (e.g. smart phones camera subject detection to banking apps). AI is an umbrella term encompassing numerous technologies and concepts (e.g. machine learning, natural language understanding, robotics etc) these technologies […]Read More AI & Education, the great myth?
I have been reading a lot about AI and bots and in my own naive mind thought this would encompass working with other leading-edge institutions, SMEs and large global companies (having not worked with this technology or dare I say if it is pedagogically applicable to education). Much to my surprise upon reading articles, watching […]Read More Smart, Bots, AI and other kinda related buzz words