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The Coming of Age of AIED

30 July, 15:30pm-16:30pm

The AIED community has researched the application of AI in educational settings for more than forty years. Today, many AIED successes have been commercialised – such that, around the world, there are as many as thirty multi-million-dollar-funded AIED corporations, and a market expected to be worth $6 billion within two years. At the same time, AIED has been criticised for perpetuating poor pedagogic practices, datafication, and introducing classroom surveillance. The commercialisation and critique of AIED presents the AIED academic community with a conundrum. Does it carry on regardless, continue its traditional focus, researching AI applications to support students, in ever more fine detail? Or does it seek a new role? Should the AIED community reposition itself, building on past successes but opening new avenues of research and innovation that address pedagogy, cognition, ethics, human rights, and social justice?


  • Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Wayne Holmes, University College London, UK


  • Art Graesser, University of Memphis, USA
  • Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK
  • Danielle McNamara, Arizona State University, USA
  • Didith Rodrigo, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Ken Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon University, USA