First speakers announced

Anita Schjøll Brede is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai, one of the 10 most innovative artificial intelligence startups in 2017 according to Fast Company. At the KnowHow EdTech event she will do a talk about AI and its impact on schools and learning in general.

Anita Schjøll Brede

Set out to democratize access to science, Iris.ai can reduce R&D departments’time to map out existing research by 95% and remove current requirements ofhaving deep domain expertise involved in the process, thus allowing more people to solve more difficult problems.

Anita has never had what she refers to as “a real job” and Iris.ai is her fourth own startup. The past 10 years of her career have spanned over 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age, male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, being in the centre of several startups crashing and burning, organizing entrepreneurial conferences and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry.

Senior Researcher Dr Ben Williamson

Through edtech, control over education is being handed to some of the world’s wealthiest and mostpowerful technology entrepreneurs, who want data, algorithms and AI to determine the future of learning itself. Should we let them take control of the classroom, or can we use edtech differently to shape positive futures for young people?

These are the words of Dr Ben Williamson, the author and Senior Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His research traces the connections between educational policy, digital technologies, and practices in schools and universities, and he will be one of the speakers on KnowHow EdTech 2019.

Williamson is the author of Big Data in Education:The digital future of learning, policy and practice and more than 30 research articles and chapters. Recent topics of Ben’s research include data analytics, algorithmic decision-making, coding in schools, behavioural apps, and the development of performance metrics in the schools and HE sectors.

He is especially interested in examining how digital technologies anddata are brought into education policy and practice through the involvement ofpolicy networks of government agencies, think tanks, consultancies, policy labsand software companies. His current projects focus on ‘intimate data analytics’such as wearable technologies, and on the ‘data infrastructures of highereducation’ that are required for performance measurement of universities.

Ben maintains a public research blog at https://codeactsineducation.wordpress.com/.

Øyvind Steinkopf Sund, Operations Manager at Convertellingence, will do at talk about AI trainers: What do they do and how to become one?

Traditional job prospects for literature majors and other humanists might have to wait. Tech companies in Scandinavia are growing rapidly, and someone has to write copy texts, handle data, marketing, and make sure that the company runs smoothly. The prodigy data scientist needs help, and he will be the first one to tell you. 

Øyvind will tell us his story about how he went from literature studies to become an AI trainer at one of Norways fastest growing tech startups. What does the role of AI trainer entail, and how does one become an AI trainer? Hopefully, you will leave this presentation with a clearer understanding of what the AI trainer does. Who knows? Maybe you would want to become one yourself? 

The Creative Coder and Artist, Andreas Refsgaard from Copenhagen, will do a plenary talk and a workshop on KnowHow EdTech 2019.

In his workshop he will give you a hands on introduction to Machine Learning with a focus on creating your own interactive applications live on the web. No prior coding experience is required. In his plenary talk he will explain what Machine Learning is all about.

More speakers will be announced soon.

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