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Keynote

Building the world's most advanced socratic GenAI powered tutor in 3 months

The teams at Khan Academy have been working for years to emulate 1:1 tutoring by enabling learners to move at their own time and pace through videos and practice problems. But when they were given an early sneak peak into GPT-4, they saw an opportunity to truly democratize 1:1 tutoring at scale.

In this keynote, Shawn will delve deep into the inner workings of Khanmigo, Khan Academy's AI tutor: how it harnesses GenAI to adapt to learners, the innovative integration of educational principles, the strategies for increasing mathematical accuracy, and the agile processes necessary to build and launch in 3 months. In addition, Shawn will shed light on potential challenges as well as future enhancements the team is looking to implement.

Oct 12

13:00 - 13:30

Hearts Stage

Shawn Jansepar

Shawn Jansepar

Khanmigo Product Leader, Khan Academy

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Shawn Jansepar is the Director of Engineering and Product Leader of the Khanmigo Platform at Khan Academy. Shawn focuses on leveraging technology for social use, emphasizing strong team-building to deliver exceptional products. Shawn’s careful attention to the growth and success of his teams fosters a collaborative and inclusive environment. His dedication to social impact ensures that the Khanmigo Platform aligns with Khan Academy’s mission of delivering accessible, high-quality education. Shawn also serves as the Modo Co-op Vice Chair of the Board, underscoring his steadfast commitment to community and cooperative initiatives.

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