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May 20, 2020

How is ACT using NLP and GPT2 for Sphinx and other automatic content generation?

In this episode of the Navigator podcast, we discuss Natural Language Processing with Yuchi Huang, a Senior Manager in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team at ACTNext. Yuchi takes us through some of the pitfalls and...


Apr 3, 2020

How is ACTNext using AI and ML to transform the learning, measurement, and navigation landscape?

In this episode of the Navigator podcast, we discuss some of the artificial intelligence (AI) timeline, past, present and future, with Saad Khan , director of AI and machine learning for ACTNext. We discuss "black box"...


Mar 6, 2020

How do babies learn to crawl, walk, and run? In this podcast, we talk about learning with Dr. Vanessa Simmering. She's a Senior Research Scientist in Learning Solutions and studies learning and development.

Last year, she wrote about how babies learn to walk. In "Lessons from Learning to Walk," Simmering shared three...


Jan 27, 2020

In this interview, Gunter Maris explains the theory behind The Wiring of Intelligence, a network model of learning. He also quotes Leo Tolstoy and references Sherlock Holmes.

Maris describes the actions of a “crazy electrician” who wires the connections in our brains. The network theory of intelligence developed by...


Jan 2, 2020

A lot of research goes into ACT tests. Every question begins with psychometric grounding. Items are field tested and answers are checked for validity. Assessments must measure ability and not reward random guesswork on the part of the test-taker. In addition to accuracy, test items are also extensively reviewed for...