Entries by Maggie

An Interview with Cristina Conati: Artificial Intelligence and Educational Games

Iridescent founder and CEO Tara Chklovski recently sat down with Cristina Conati, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Professor Conati is interested in creating intelligent interactive systems that can adapt to individual users’ needs. One application of this is educational games that need to both entertain and […]

Event Recap: AI Experts Answer NYC Teens’ Questions and Concerns About the Technology and Its Impact on Their Lives

Recently Iridescent and The Cooper Union hosted a panel featuring influential women working in artificial intelligence (AI) across a variety of industries. Applying their diverse experience and perspectives from AI in research, neuroscience, and art, they addressed NYC teens’ questions and concerns about the impact of AI on their lives in Cooper Union’s Great Hall.

Call for Proposals: Join the ITU and Iridescent as we determine the future of AI education at the AI for Social Good Summit May 28-31

Sample Family Challenge project:  Uses image recognition to spot forest fires as they start and alert authorities Family building a hands-on project illustrating parallel processing   The world is changing dramatically as artificial intelligence (AI) is integrated into our society and work so rapidly that it is increasingly known as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Characterized […]

4 Technovation girls pitch their app ideas on stage at INCO’s Impact2

This year we are thrilled to join INCO’s Impact² event, where 4 amazing Technovation alums will be sharing their visions for a more sustainable world. INCO’s Impact² is a global event for social entrepreneurs with the goal of “generating economically innovative solutions to meet the social challenges of our times.” We are beyond proud of the […]

5 Women working in AI to Know

AI is reshaping our world, from the way we hire people for jobs to the way we drive, but currently it’s a poor reflection of the world it’s changing. Most leading machine learning researchers are white men – and we know that a lack of diversity in the people who build technology is reflected in […]

An Interview with Rose Luckin: Using Artificial Intelligence to Support Human Intelligence and Learning

Rose Luckin is a Professor of Learner Centered Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. She researches how educational technology is designed and how it is evaluated. Professor Luckin is particularly interested in using AI to show teachers and students how people learn and how learning is cognitively, socially and emotionally shaped. She is […]