Thinking about AI Equity from the Perspective of Broadband Equity

There’s broad recognition that access to high-speed internet is necessary for success in school, work, etc. This recognition has led to a number of state and federal programs to improve access to broadband, like the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which provides internet subsidies to low-income households. If you believe that access to large language … Read more

Closing the Equity Gap with ChatGPT

Our work at Lumen is focused on eliminating race and income as predictors of student success in the US postsecondary setting. One thing we’ve learned as we’ve worked to erase this persistent gap in academic performance is that it is far easier to “slide the gap to the right” than it is to close it. … Read more

Lessons from Treadmills and Owls: The Most Important Feature in Educational Technology Products

empty treadmills in a gym

Treadmills are iconic pieces of exercise equipment for the wrong reason. They’re famous  primarily for sitting unused in basements and spare bedrooms all across the country. These treadmills go unused despite having some pretty sophisticated features, including embedded video trainers who talk to you during your workout, realistic imagery of running routes, automated speed and … Read more