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June 5, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Future, Global Impacts

The Boat House at Confluence Park

679 W. Spring Street | Columbus, OH 43215

Speaker: Mo-Yun Fong | Director, Operational Excellence, Google Technical Solutions

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Technology has long been a transformative force in education, whether it was the overhead projector, Scantron testing, the introduction of computer laboratories, or the onset of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Over the decades, educators and students have adapted to and welcomed new technologies in successive waves. The current big “wave” that is already impacting the educational sector is artificial intelligence (AI), according to numerous experts. As a columnist for Forbes recently noted, “it does look as if AI could be the real deal, a technology that will have a significant impact on teaching and learning, and bring the holy grail of education – personalized learning for every student – that bit closer.”

New technologies utilizing machine learning are disrupting today’s classrooms in ways that give creative and innovative tools to educators and students alike. Given the pace of AI development currently under way, K-12 classrooms as we know them will undergo exciting ways that reflect an interconnected world. Last year, China unveiled a plan that puts AI at the center of its educational strategy through the year 2030 and has begun incorporating AI into its classrooms. In the United States, India, Canada, across Europe and Asia, the collective global endeavor to strengthen its educational systems using the latest AI technologies is moving forward at an unprecedented pace.

How will AI transform the world’s classrooms of tomorrow? How can students and educators capitalize on the latest AI developments to their best advantages? In what ways can AI help solve the world’s most pressing problems? To discuss these and other questions, the Columbus Council on World Affairs invites you to join us on June 5 with the following distinguished speaker:

Mo-Yun Fong, Director, Operational Excellence, Google Technical Solutions.

Mo Fong

Mo-Yun Fong

Director, Operational Excellence

Google Technical Solutions

Mo Fong is currently Director of gVelocity, Google Technology Solutions, which has the mission of accelerating and scaling the strategic bets that we believe are core to Google’s future growth including integrating Google Assistant into more 3rd party devices in industries such as health care, consumer appliances, agriculture and education as well as enabling businesses with better mobile web technologies.  Mo has also led Google’s CS Education as part of the Google Wide Social Impact initiative with a vision to “help every student access the quality education they deserve” with specific focus on inspiring and engaging women and under-represented groups.   In her first seven years at Google, Mo held a variety of positions in finance operations supporting payments becoming Director/Chief Compliance Officer for Google Wallet now Google Pay.  Prior to Google, Mo worked at PayPal in risk management and was the Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiatives (https://seli.stanford.edu/). She has a BS in Chemical Engineering and MA in Education from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.