At our January Speaking of Science we were joined by Lewis Johnson, Ph.D., a leading authority on innovative education methods utilizing the transformative potential of AI. His company, Alelo, builds AI tools to meet the various challenges of education.
About Lewis Johnson
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson co-founded Alelo in 2005 as a spinout of the University of Southern California, under his leadership Alelo has developed into a major producer of innovative learning products focusing on communication skills. Alelo has developed courses for use in a number of countries around the world, all using the Virtual Role-Play method. See the interview in CEOCFO Magazine.
Dr. Johnson holds a B.A. in linguistics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University. He is an internationally recognized leader in innovation for education and training. In 2012 he was keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Automated Detection of Errors in Pronunciation Training in Stockholm. In 2013 he was keynote speaker at the IASTED Technology Enhanced Learning Conference and was co-chair of the Industry and Innovation Track of the AIED 2013 conference. In 2014 he was keynote speaker at the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and was Distinguished Lecturer at the National Science Foundation. In 2015 he was keynote speaker at the ACT Insight Analytics and Emerging Technologies Symposium. When not engaged in developing disruptive learning products Lewis and his wife Kim produce Kona coffee in Hawaii.