Can Obstacles to Education Be Overcome with Data Science?

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Artificial Intelligence, Diversity, EdTech, Education, Equity, Learning, Machine Learning, Poverty

Imagine you need to travel from New York to Los Angeles. (Forget Covid-19 for a moment and remember how things used to be.) You probably think you’re a credit card transaction away from putting your butt on a plane — maybe even a direct flight to your destination. No problem, right? Now, let’s take away access to that plane. And …

Can Machine Learning Solve Problems in Education

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Education

There are a few essential items you need to solve a problem with machine learning: a straightforward problem to solve, a bunch of data that illustrates the problem, and a human to organize the data to use machine learning to solve the problem. Oh, and a bunch of computing power. It seems straightforward, right? Not so fast! Jumping those hurdles …

Using Data Science to Measure Parent Engagement

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Learning, Machine Learning

I was recently on a panel of judges hearing final presentations of a high school senior class in entrepreneurship.  The students had self-selected into teams to develop business plans for new ventures.  Unsurprisingly the teams were divided into the more affluent kids and the disadvantaged kids.  The difference in the resulting business plans was instructive. The more affluent groups had …

Using Data Science to Awaken Curiosity

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Learning, Machine Learning

Have you ever watched someone playing a video game? They generally have a focus and connection that is seemingly unmatched anywhere else in their life. Kids diagnosed with ADHD that would otherwise struggle with distractibility can be entirely and utterly consumed for hours in video games. Although many concerns arise with video games – like addiction and lack of physical …

AI Can Improve Education Outcomes

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Learning, Machine Learning

We will eventually invent a practical, driverless car. People talk about the repercussions of that invention. It will make life more convenient. It will reduce vehicular deaths. It might reduce the number of people owning cars. It might reduce the vehicles on the road and the carbon footprint of cars. It will reduce the need for people whose job it …

Learning Should Not Be This Difficult

Dave Kearney and Zach Wasilew Artificial Intelligence, EdTech, Education, Learning, Machine Learning

Remember, in The Matrix, when Neo learned Kung Fu and Trinity learned to fly a helicopter? They simply uploaded the knowledge through that thingy in the back of their heads right into their brains and… poof! Learning may never be that simple, but we have the expertise and technology to make it easier than it is. Learning On The Conveyor …