Public Seminar with Professor Art Graesser – Learning with Conversational Agents that Launch Multiple Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Learning Resources

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

20 November 2017 17:00 – 18:30
Seminar Room G/H

Speaker: Professor Art Graesser – Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis

Convener: Dr Therese N. Hopfenbeck

Intelligent adaptive learning environments are destined to become more prominent with advances in artificial intelligence, big data, and learning analytics.

These sophisticated environments are needed for individuals to become proficient in self-regulated learning, communication, collaborative problem solving, systems thinking, reasoning, career planning, and other skills of the 21st century. This presentation focuses on conversation-based computer agents that incorporate advances in artificial intelligence, intelligent tutoring systems, computational linguistics, and discourse processes.  Two recent projects are highlighted: ElectronixTutor and Personal Assistant for Life Long Learning (PAL3).  ElectronixTutor is designed to help Navy sailors learn about electronic circuits; it integrates a collection of intelligent tutoring systems and learning resources on circuits in one integrated system.  PAL3 is designed to guide Navy avionics technicians in lifelong learning throughout their careers in the Navy. PAL3 recommends learning resources on subject matters that range from electronics to leadership.  Both of these projects weave in a broad spectrum of learning resources that have been developed in previous years by other researchers.

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