Science for Society: AI Buzz: What’s Not New?

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Psychologists come together to discuss the past and current applications of artificial intelligence from a scientific perspective.


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David Yeager

University of Texas at Austin

David Yeager is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-directs the Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute. His research examines the causes of and solutions to adolescent health problems, such as bullying, depression, academic achievement, cheating, trust, or healthy eating.

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Dora Demszky

Stanford University

Dora Demszky is an Assistant Professor in Education Data Science at Stanford University, and in Computer Science (by courtesy). Her research focuses developing and deploying tools that combine natural language processing, linguistics and input from practitioners to facilitate equitable, student-centered instruction.

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Marjolein Fokkema

Leiden University

Marjolein is an associate professor at Leiden University. While recent increases in availability of data and computational power have made prediction easier, extracting robust human-understandable scientific knowledge remains challenging. Marjolein develops interpretable machine-learning methods, that allow behavioral scientists to test and improve theories using ‘big’ or smaller datasets.