What is AI? What is its Role in Research?

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Monday, December 4, 6:30PM

David Williamson Shaffer, UW-Madison

You've probably heard the terms "AI" and "ChatGPT" in the news and other arenas. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is popping up everywhere these days. What is it? How is it affecting research? Learn about AI's potential to change work, education, and the way we think about what it means to analyze data and even to “know” something at all.

David Williamson Shaffer is the Sears Bascom Professor of Learning analytics at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Educational Psychology and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Professor Shaffer studies ways of merging statistical and qualitative methods to construct fair models of complex and collaborative human activity.