EAAI 2018 provided a venue for discussing pedagogical issues, and for sharing resources related to
teaching and using AI in education across a variety of
curricular levels (K– 12 through postgraduate training), with an emphasis on the undergraduate and
graduate levels. The symposium showcased ideas for
how to teach AI more effectively and highlighted the
growing impact of AI in enhancing education. The
New and Future AI Educators program, now in its second year, provides fellowships to early career educators and those with an interest in an educational
career to enable them to attend EAAI 2018.
EAAI 2018 featured a technical program of long
and short talks on refereed papers, including special
paper tracks on AI for education, on providing
research experiences for undergraduate students, and
on best practices for running an AI research group.
To further its aim to foster the sharing of resources
and experiences between the attendees, EAAI 2018
also included refereed model AI assignments. Model
AI assignments are innovative, engaging and prac-tice-tested course assignments on a variety of AI topics that are ready for use but can also be customized.
EAAI 2018 featured several special events, including an invited talk by Ashok Goel, “Jill Watson, Family, and Friends: Experiments in Building Automated
Teaching Assistants.” EAAI also featured Blue Sky
Idea talks by the fellowship recipients of the New and
Future AI Educators program and two panels. The
panel on Next Big Steps in AI for Education looked
ahead and identified areas and topics in which AI
might play a role in education. The panel on Nontraditional Research Experiences for Undergraduates
discussed opportunities for students outside of tradi-
AAAI- 18 Outstanding Paper Award Winners Chenjun Xiao and Jincheng Meiers Receive
Congratulations from AAAI- 18 Cochairs Killian Weinberger and Sheila McIlraith.