FabLearn webinar: What is AI – Educator Edition with Stefania Druga

UPDATE: The webinar archives are available:

Webinar Resources (provided by Stefania)

Cognimates.me – Live platform for AI experiments in Scratch
http://cognimates.me/projects/ – Example projects
Research links:
Druga, S., Vu, S.T., Likhith, E., Qiu, T (2019).Inclusive AI literacy for kids around the world In Proceedings of ACM Fablearn conference (Fablearn’19).ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Druga, S., Williams, R., Breazeal, C., and Resnick, M. (2017). Hey Google is it Ok if I eat you?: Initial Explorations in Child-Agent Interaction. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 595-600.
Druga, S., Williams, R., Breazeal, C. (2018). How smart are the smart toys ?: Children’s and parents’ attributions of intelligence to computational objects.” In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 231-240.
Williams, R., Vazquez, C., Druga, S., Maes, P., Breazeal, C., (2018) My Doll Says It’s OK: Voice-Enabled Toy Influences Children’s Moral Decisions. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 625-631.
Touretzky, D., Gardner-McCune, C.,Martin, F., Seehorn, D., (2019) Envisioning AI for K-12 – What should every child know about AI?, AI for K-12 Working Group Report
Charisi, V., Habibovic, A., Andersson, J., Li, J. and Evers, V. (2017). Children’s Views on Identification and Intention Communication of Self-driving Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 399-404.
Designing for Children’s Rights Guide (2018), https://childrensdesignguide.org/

Webinar Topic: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and education

Our expert guest is Stefania Druga, whose research on AI education can inform educators in all subjects and grade levels.AI is a “hot topic” in education, but not well understood. In this webinar, Stefania will help us separate the hype from the true educational value of AI now and in the future, and point to resources that educators can use today. Stefania will also share her research and insight on how children view AI, smart toys, and other intelligent agents that are increasingly common in their lives.

This webinar has concluded. It was held on Friday, May 24th 9AM -10AM PDT.

More about Stefania
Stefania Druga is the creator of Cognimates, platform for AI education for families and a Ph.D candidate at the University of Washington. Her research on AI education started during her master in Personal Robots Group at MIT Media Lab. Currently, she is also a Weizenbaum research fellow in the Critical AI Lab and an assistant professor at NYU ITP and RISD, teaching graduate students how to hack smart toys for AI education. She co-founded Hackidemia, a global community for maker education present in 40 countries, Afrimakers, initiative for learning by solving global challenges in 10 African countries and MakerCamp , global camps for learning how to build and run maker spaces. During her research in the past two years, she has observed in longitudinal studies how 450 children from 7 countries are growing up with AI and how they can acquire AI literacy concepts through creative learning activities with the open source AI coding platform she has created.

More about FabLearn
FabLearn is a network, research collaborative, and vision of learning for the 21st century. FabLearn disseminates ideas, best practices and resources to support an international community of educators, researchers, and policy makers committed to integrating the principles of constructionist learning, popularly known as “making” into formal and informal K-12 education.

FabLearn is based on the work of Columbia University Associate Professor Paulo Blikstein and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab (TLTL).  FabLearn develops research sites and disseminates resources and information through three main initiatives: FabLearn Labs (formerly FabLab@School), FabLearn Conferences and FabLearn Fellows.