UNC-Chapel Hill will innovate and advance artificial intelligence to improve learning tools as a partner in the National Science Foundation’s new Artificial Intelligence Institute for Engaged LearningOpens in new window.
The institute launched on July 29, 2021, with a five-year, $20 million grant from the NSFOpens in new window, bringing together leading researchers and education experts from Carolina, lead partner North Carolina State University, Indiana University, Vanderbilt University and educational non-profit Digital Promise to make these AI tools more accessible.
The Institute’s researchers will create more equitable, inclusive educational experiences through advanced AI tools. With a $4.5 million portion of the NSF grant, Carolina researchers will work to develop AI tools such as natural language processing, computer vision and machine learning for use in the classroom. The collaborative teams will also improve those tools through thoughtful design and a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
“This partnership is a unique opportunity to develop groundbreaking, foundational AI innovations for improved, inclusive education and human learning,” said Mohit Bansal, the John R. and Louise S. Parker Associate Professor in Computer Science and the lead co-principal investigator at Carolina.
Bansal will oversee all the core AI research in the new NSF-AI institute. Three additional faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences’ computer science department will work in the new institute as senior personnel: Snigdha Chaturvedi, Colin Raffel and Shashank Srivastava.
Picture Above: Mohit Bansal is the John R. and Louise S. Parker Associate Professor in Computer Science and Carolina’s lead co-principal investigator at the National Science Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence Institute for Engaged Learning.