Kyoung Jun Lee

AI & Business Professor of Kyung Hee University, Director of Research Institute of User-Centric AI (UCAI) Forum

Kyoung Jun Lee is a professor of AI and Business at Kyung Hee University. He is the director of Research Institute of UCAI (User-Centric AI) Forum and the Humanitas Big Data Research Center. Lee received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Management Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Public Administration from Seoul National University. Lee has won the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Awards from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 1995, 1997, and 2020. He has also served as a visiting scientist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley. Lee was the President of the Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society in 2017.


Scientific Understanding on AI and Educational Implications

A comprehension of AI can help shape strategies for its educational use. Deep learning, a leading AI methodology, essentially solves nonlinear optimization problems, often settling for local optima. This implies occasional errors when solving real-world issues, suggesting its safer use in areas where errors are not dangerous. Consequently, in education, AI mistakes should be managed by educators and learners. The performance of super-language models like GPT-4 improves with size and they can handle increasingly more tokens, necessitating a heightened emphasis on AI literacy in education. However, there are still many things that current AI cannot do. The ability to distinguish between what AI can and cannot do, to be sensitive to it in real time, and to react to it in real time becomes critical. The rapid AI advancement predicts an era of Personal Digital Agents, offering both challenges and opportunities for existing educational institutions and startups.