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E53: The AI Revolution in Education with Shawn Jansepar, Director of Engineering at Khan Academy

E53: The AI Revolution in Education with Shawn Jansepar, Director of Engineering at Khan Academy

Update: 2023-08-15
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In this episode, Nathan sits down with Shawn Jansepar, Director of Engineering at Khan Academy, to discuss their GPT-4 powered Socratic tutor, Khanmigo. In this conversation, Shawn and Nathan chat about Khan Academy’s collaboration with OpenAI and how they helped fine-tune GPT-4, how Khan Academy leveraged GPT-4 to build Khanmigo, and the impact of providing access to an AI tutor to any student. If you're looking for an ERP platform, check out our sponsor, NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/cognitive


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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00 ) Episode Preview: Education 10 years from now

(04:42 ) Khan Academy’s early access partnership with OpenAI

(06:31 ) Khanmigo: journey from Chrome extension to AI tutor

(11:36 ) GPT-4’s ability to be Socratic vs 3.5

(15:05 ) Sponsors: Netsuite | Omneky

(16:40 ) Integrating Khan Academy’s Pedagogy into AI

(20:06 ) The future of education 10 years from now 

(22:37 ) Khan Academy’s models

(27:20 ) Demo-driven development process

(31:16 ) Sculpting the behaviour of a Socratic tutor model 

(35:59 ) Khan Academy’s contribution to GPT-4’s fine-tuning and RLHF

(38:41 ) Being data-informed vs data-driven as a practice 

(42:10 ) Incurring tech debt to get ahead of the curve

(45:28 ) The boundary for what an AI can/can’t t tutor 

(49:30 ) Identifying when the user is confused and avoiding AI hallucinations

(53:54 ) Khanmigo’s development patterns 

(59:11 ) Making Khanmigo jailbreak resistant 

(01:01:50 ) Delivering personalized education with AI 

(01:04:08 ) How Shawn and his team are thinking about AI education

(01:05:33 ) Khanmigo’s future multimodal interactivity

(01:08:42 ) Evaluating Khanmigo’s efficacy for student learning 

(01:11:41 ) How widely is Khanmigo deployed today and what is the future for universal public access?

(01:05:11 ) Distribution through teachers and districts

(01:16:30 ) What are the reactions from teachers and education institutions to AI?

(01:18:15 ) Khanmigo’s pricing model

(01:19:03 ) The future roadmap for Khanmigo

(01:20:45 ) How will the AI tutor change the world at large?


LINKS:

Khanmigo: khan.co/khanmigo23

Benjamin Bloom’s 2-Sigma Problem: https://web.mit.edu/5.95/www/readings/bloom-two-sigma.pdf


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E53: The AI Revolution in Education with Shawn Jansepar, Director of Engineering at Khan Academy

E53: The AI Revolution in Education with Shawn Jansepar, Director of Engineering at Khan Academy

Erik Torenberg, Nathan Labenz