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Assistive Technologies and finding the right problems to solve: a conversation on AI with Maja Matarić

Tara Chklovski: What inspires you? Maja Matarić: I don’t think I always knew what inspired me, but have now finally realized that what really motivates and drives me is helping the underdog. I realized I am just a person who really wants to feel like they’re helping someone – and that’s how I came to discover assistive […]

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Persevering Through the Unknown: My Conversation on Emotion AI and Problem Solving with Emily Mower Provost

Tara Chklovski: What inspires you? Emily Mower Provost: The idea that we can use technology to understand people. Technology gives us new ways to learn about how humans communicate. It allows us to tackle the unknown. Advances in technology allow us to focus on problems that were previously deemed too difficult to handle. For example, […]

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Visualizing learning assessment data in a physics game

Understanding how to assess learning is a big topic in education today, and as games are coming to the forefront as a valuable education tool, people are starting to wonder what games might be able to say about assessment. Well, at Iridescent we’ve been wondering about that too. This past summer we offered an internship to Vishesh Kumar to visualize and understand what our Ethers games might be able to say about Iridescent’s assessment claims. Vishesh spent the summer visualizing the data in both of our Ethers games in a initial exploratory analysis. We’re excited to be able to share the results with you in this blog post!

You can read the report from this past summer here. Please feel free to leave us comments in this blog post, we want to hear your thoughts!