Author Archives: T. V. Joe Layng

Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design–Part 3

    In Part 1 of this series, I described the task of automating delivery of guided expert help. To reach thousands of people using trained professionals is a daunting and expensive proposition. Our goal was to serve tens of thousands of people with little direct human intervention. We reasoned that by employing big data analytics, […]

Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design–Part 2

  Weave in various items from questionnaire and other sources to present a coherent picture of a person functioning highly competently… That word—picture—combined with the context of selection-based algorithms brought responding to a book I had read some years earlier to strength. Okay, it made me think of the book Why We Feel: The Science […]

Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design

I must admit some reluctance when I was approached about writing a blog post for the Technology SIG. My first reaction was that I had little to contribute beyond what has been already written on the blog and elsewhere. In education, there are many useful articles that distinguish between technologies of tools and technologies of […]