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Mathematical sciences professor speaks about AI

Veronica Qiu
A mathematical sciences professor speaks to students about his vision for future math education Thursday at Palo Alto High School. According to Po-Shen Loh, he is exercising experiments with actors to find a solution for more emotive interactions on online Zoom calls, “It’s not just about students hearing the information, but their eyes and their energy level are all things that they [actors] look for in Zoom meetings,” Loh said.

A mathematical sciences professor will speak about his vision for the future of mathematical education through artificial intelligence Friday in the Palo Alto High School Haymarket Theater. 

Professor Po-Shen Loh teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s and his talk is titled ‘How to thrive in the Age of AI.’

Loh spoke on Thursday and will speak again Friday in the Haymarket Theatre during 5th and 6th periods as well as Study Hall. He will also be speaking Friday night from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for the parent community. 

According to sophomore class president David Wu, He will speak on navigating AI in learning environments.

“He will talk about how the current landscape of education and how students can succeed has shifted because of new tools such as ChatGPT,” Wu said. “He’ll go over strategies they [students] should use to be as successful as possible with these new AI tools.”

According to his website, Loh is the founder of Expii—a social enterprise that improves lives through education and healthcare. He is responsible for promoting a live video style of teaching attempting to shatter assumptions about what ‘Zoom school’ looks and feels like.

According to Paly math teachers Natalie Docktor and Randolph Mercado, they discovered Loh on a math school trip in January. 

“Mr. Mercado and I took six math students down to the Caltech Math Meet and Dr. Po-Shen Loh was the guest speaker,” Docktor said. “He was inspirational and when we saw him later that day, we asked if he would come to Paly and speak.”

According to Docktor, math teachers will be taking some of their classes to hear him speak.

“Math is bringing two to five classes per period and there is room for more,” Docktor said.

All sophomores will be required to attend the speaker session during Study Hall on Friday in the Haymarket Theater.

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Veronica Qiu
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Veronica Qiu (Class of 2026) joined The Voice in her sophomore year. Outside of journalism she enjoys crocheting and listening to K-pop.
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Ava Knapp (Class of 2026) joined The Paly Voice her sophomore year. She does cross country/track and field and plays the piano.

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    JasonApr 13, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    Would love to hear and learn more