15 Apr 2021
Virtual Event - Link Below

The Evolving AI-Human Relationship and its Impact on Education

With Jason Corso, Director of SIAI and CS Professor

photo of Jason Corso


As artificial intelligence continues to transform innumerable aspects of everyday life, its impact on education is inevitable. AI offers opportunities such as facilitating independent study and assessing student learning, among other improvements. Its use in the educational environment also presents risks: privacy concerns, limited ability to adapt to individual needs, and others. At the heart of these questions lies the relationship between the AI—or more broadly the computer system—and the human.

In this talk, Dr. Jason Corso will present a colorful perspective on the AI-human relationship and how it has evolved over the last few decades. He will discuss specific examples, including the use of AI to improve educational software systems and fight disease, and he will present his perspective on the need for human involvement in AI decision-making. As he considers the past and where we go next, Dr. Corso will also share his outlook on the future of AI and its impacts on education.


Dr. Jason Corso is the Director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a Viola Ward Brinning and Elbert Calhoun Brinning Endowed Chair Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is co-founder and CEO of the computer vision startup Voxel51. Dr. Corso received his Ph.D. and MSE degrees at Johns Hopkins University in 2005 and 2002, respectively, and his B.S. with honors from Loyola College in Maryland in 2000, all in computer science. Prior to Stevens, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SUNY Buffalo and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Corso was the recipient of a University of Michigan EECS Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018, Google Faculty Research Award in 2015, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2010, NSF CAREER award in 2009 and SUNY Buffalo Young Investigator Award in 2011. He was also a member of the 2009 DARPA Computer Science Study Group and a recipient of the Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation and Training in 2003. Dr. Corso has authored more than 135 peer-reviewed papers and hundreds of thousands of lines of open-source code on his topics of interest, including computer vision, robotics, data science and general computing. He is a member of the AAAI, ACM, MAA and a senior member of the IEEE.

Register via Zoom: https://stevens.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ua7VujdkQbSHfYSM0mPVww

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