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Professor Kaska Porayska-Pomsta

Professor Kaska Porayska-Pomsta

Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Education, UCL
United Kingdom
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Education at the University College London, UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating adaptive interactive environments for learning and on fundamental questions around AI use in supporting human learning and development, including the Ethics of AI in Education. She has over 25 years of experience of working with different learners, including with children and adults with and without special needs, and of developing AI systems for the front line of education. After completing her PhD in computational linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, she transitioned fully into AI in Education research and focused on computational modelling of emotions in learning interactions, knowledge elicitation and knowledge engineering methodologies, and AI for social inclusion. She has been principal investigator as well as co-investigator on a number of large interdisciplinary projects in the UK, the EU, India and the Philippines, focusing on the development and application of AI to a variety of human learning contexts. Ka?ka is an active participant in the discourse on the ethics and responsible AI and a contributor to evidence at parliamentary hearings on the subject. In this she seeks to help harness AI for human benefit, while identifying and addressing the risks of relying on AI, especially in the contexts of human learning and decision-making. A former Head of Research for the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the UCL Faculty of Education and Society, she is member of the management committee for the Bloomsbury Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and of the Executive Board for the International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education as well as jury member, appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO, for the UNESCO King Hamad Bin-Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education.

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