Project Deep Dive: David Williamson Shaffer

Wed May 01 2024 at 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor | Edinburgh

Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society
Publisher/HostEdinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society
Project Deep Dive: David Williamson Shaffer
Understanding Learning in the World of AI
About this Event

This event is run in collaboration with the Edinburgh Futures Institute's Centre for Technomoral Futures.


ChatGPT and the other new advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to change work, education, and even what it means to “think” in the first place. In this talk, Professor David Williamson Shaffer looks at what AI is (and isn’t), its impact on what and how we learn, and how AI can change what it means to do research.

Speaker Biography

David Williamson Shaffer is the Sears Bascom Professor of Learning Analytics in the Department of Educational Psychology, a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, and Director of the Center for Research on Complex Thinking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Shaffer’s Ph.D. is from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he has been a teacher, teacher-trainer, curriculum developer, and game designer. Professor Shaffer’s current work focuses on unifying statistical, qualitative, and critical methods to construct fair models of complex and collaborative human activity. His most recent book, Quantitative Ethnography, launched a field that includes scholars from anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, game design, geography, history, human–computer interaction, learning analytics, learning sciences, linguistics, medicine, psychology, robotics, sociology, and statistics.

Event Information

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor, Main Library, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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