Artificial intelligence is changing the way we live and interact with each other. While it would seem that education would be one the leading human interactions to be enhanced by artificial intelligence and machine learning, online education has been slow to embrace these powerful technologies. This talk introduces a few of the powerful artificial intelligence technologies available to online education. Robert Clapperton is Assistant Professor of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. For the past six years, he has been researching and building artificially intelligent education applications. He is a founder of Ametros Learning, and educational technology start-up delivering artificially intelligent simulations for teaching communication skills. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Dr. Clapperton founded a number of software companies that delivered web based communication applications. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at