Can We Design Bias Out of EdTech?

Human biases can worm their way into tech with harmful consequences. One study identified up to a 16% difference in number the of misidentified words from speech recognition systems when used by Black and white speakers. The application of AI-enabled technologies like speech recognition in school holds profound opportunity but also poses serious risk. But is eliminating bias in AI possible? How can research play a role? What should practitioners know about the power and peril of AI in the classroom?

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Patricia Scanlon

SoapBox Labs

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Nicol Turner-Lee

The Brookings Institution

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Vic Vuchic

Digital Promise