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Discussing AI with Curiosity Conference organizer Yao Zhang, CEO of RoboTerra

For the second year running, RoboTerra, in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), will host the Curiosity Conference in Silicon Valley. Thought leaders are convening to discuss the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and determine how the global education system must ensure integration, rather than competition, between man and machine. The event, themed “AI in Education: A Journey in the Making,” will take place at The Corinthian in downtown San Jose on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Admission tickets are on sale now.

Yao Zhang is the Founder and CEO of Roboterra, a company that develops creative robotic products designed to stimulate creativity and cultivate the next generation of STEM talent. According to Zhang, “We must challenge our thought processes around AI and deeply consider its implications and potential throughout our work in the design of algorithms, hardware, and policy. This rethinking should begin with a thorough analysis of our global education system and a consideration of the journey learners and AI are making together.”

AI advancements are accelerating, and education is positioned to take thoughtful advantage of revolutionary technologies. Voice-control devices, companion robots, and other advancements are transforming how students and adults learn. Careful implementation is crucial, and participants at the Curiosity Conference will deeply consider a wide range of topics including – designing for creativity, man vs. machine in the workforce, accelerating inclusion for all and reaching human fulfillment. Educators, technology leaders, investors, analysts, media members, product developers interested in these and other compelling topics can register for the Curiosity Conference here.

About Yao Zhang

Yao Zhang is the founder and CEO of RoboTerra.

Yao is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in ed tech-related endeavors. Prior to founding RoboTerra, Yao co-founded Minds Abroad, providing SRM (student relationship management) software and curriculum solutions to American and European colleges and graduate schools in offering better study abroad programs to their students and faculty. She also gained valuable experience at McKinsey and EdisonLearning on innovation-related projects.

Yao received a BBA from the Central University of Finance and Economics. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education Economics from Columbia University Teachers College, where she has completed all dissertation requirements towards her Ph.D.

Yao’s research includes ed tech and market innovation, computational models in assessment and big data in education.

Yao has been recognized as a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her outstanding work in ed tech and innovation

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