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Alexandre Nascimento

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Spring 2023
Lemann Center Conference Room

Addressing the bottlenecks of large-scale AI adoption and use in Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute significantly to Education in applications such as personalized learning, adaptive assessments, intelligent tutoring systems, and students' performance and dropout prediction. However, like other technologies, successful AI adoption in Education requires a systematic approach considering the factors influencing adoption and continued use. These factors are critical for designing better solutions, deploying technologies, training facilitators, and designing better policies for adoption and effective continued use. Neglecting them reduces the chances of successful adoption and continued use, hindering the technology's ability to deliver intended benefits. In this talk, Alexandre will present the Artificial Intelligence Adoption Intention Model (AI2M), developed using mixed-methods research encompassing 43 qualitative interviews and validated with over 360 organizations, including educational institutions. Guided by the adoption factors, he will share findings from his follow-up research tackling multiple aspects hindering large-scale and democratic AI adoption in Education.

About Alexandre Nascimento

Alexandre has a strong passion for utilizing innovative technologies to tackle complex issues. His non-academic professional background mainly focuses on establishing high-tech startups using intelligent automation. In Silicon Valley, he cofounded a startup with Samsung that was later merged with Samsung Smartthings. For the past 20 years, he has been a professor at Faculdade Escola de Comércio Alvares Penteado (FECAP). Most recently, he has been invited to teach Artificial Intelligence at Fundação Vanzolini and Universidad Rafaela in Argentina. His interest in utilizing technology to benefit education started early in his life, resulting in his first book at the age of 13. Alexandre has authored eight published books and holds over ten patents. He holds diverse academic degrees in engineering and business management from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and MIT. Alexandre has authored eight published books and holds over ten patents. He is also a columnist for O Estado de São Paulo, MIT Sloan Review Brasil, and CanalTech.