Andrew Magliozzi

Co-founder of AdmitHub

Recent Posts

What can Artificial Intelligence do for me?

Posted by Andrew Magliozzi on November 14, 2016

If you’ve ever heard the term artificial intelligence (AI for short), then you’ve likely had one of these three reactions:

  • Fear: The spectrum of fear ranges from SciFi dystopian terror that Hal or Skynet or the Matrix will take over to general unease that a robot might “take” your job away.
  • Optimism: Again this is a spectrum that ranges from eager anticipation of self-driving cars or an operating system that can be more than a friend to the ho-hum convenience that Amazon or Netflix recommendations provide us on a regular basis.
  • Confusion: This is the most common reaction to the term AI, which is misused by most and misunderstood by even more.

First, let’s clarify what we mean by artificial intelligence:

  • Narrow AI: This is the technology of today that can beat the best humans in games like Chess or Go. The technology of “Deep Learning” is extraordinary in its ability in a single narrow domain. All you need is a lot of data and a lot of computer processing power. This is the AI of today that can play games, diagnose some diseases, and even drive a car... but each of those programs is bespoke and unable to do anything other than what it was trained to do.
  • General AI: This is the technology of the future (at least 30 years from now) that can learn just like a human and is capable of both conversation and even abstract thought.
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Topics: chatbot, artificial intelligence

To bot or not to bot -- that is the question in higher education

Posted by Andrew Magliozzi on August 4, 2016

Announcements

Welcome back to Founders' Keepers, the semi-regular blog about AdmitHub from the perspective of its co-founders, Kirk and Drew. First, a couple of announcements:

  1. Our chatbot, Oli, is now available on Facebook Messenger.  Give Oli a try here.
  2. We’re happy to announce two new partnerships with Allegheny University and Cooper Union. Chompers and Cooper Hawk will be arriving this fall!

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Topics: chatbot, founders keepers, chatbots, partners, facebook messenger

AdmitHub acquires Reference Service Press

Posted by Andrew Magliozzi on June 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

AdmitHub acquires Reference Service Press, authoritative scholarship database

BOSTON -- Boston-based edtech startup AdmitHub announced it has acquired the publishing business assets from Reference Service Press, which has been widely lauded for its excellent collection of information about scholarship opportunities and financial aid resources.

Photo credit: CollegeDegrees360 via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

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Topics: colleges, scholarships