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Ashok is sharing how he believes he can use artificial intelligence to scale personalized learning. He used AI to build Jill Watson, an AI teaching assistant and none of the students noticed.

Ashok K. Goel is a Professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is Director of the School’s Ph.D. Program in Human-Centered Computing, Coordinator of the faculty consortium on Creativity, Learning & Cognition, and Co-Coordinator of the faculty consortium on Interactive Intelligence. He is Director of the School’s Design & Intelligence Laboratory and a Co-Director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design.

Ashok conducts research into human-centered computing, artificial intelligence and cognitive science, with a focus on computational design, discovery, and creativity. The goals of his research are to understand human creativity in conceptual design of complex systems as well as scientific problem solving, to develop interactive tools for aiding people in such creative tasks, and to invent computational systems that are themselves creative.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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Zulu Mishra says:

Excellent Sir? continuous learning. Inspiring future.

Hanan Abiyyi says:

Did this mean jill has passed the turing test?

Chris Robinson says:

It seems everyone has disconnects in thinking. An AI that can conclude what our disconnections in thinking are by asking questions and then helping us plug these gaps would be awesome. It would almost be an alternative to traditional quizzing.

Charlie L says:

This is so cool

Yasho Jallan says:

This is so cool !!

Mitchell Alorda says:

Bullshit pics or it didn't happen

Tyson Bailey says:

14:21 thats my comment yall!!!! so fun to see this, very cool ashok

Robert Bates says:

We've been wondering if Jill had made an encore appearance this term. I have some suspicions…

Michael Anuzis says:

Love the innovative approach to scaling education.

Miguel Morales says:

I'm gonna have to take this course again!

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