Press Coverage of Research

Much of the press coverage of my and my colleagues' work has focused on applying AI in education for writing assessment and feedback and in Psychiatric Assessment and monitoring.  Some has been quite complementary about the successes and potential uses of the research and resulting applications.  Some has been critical, much under the mistaken assumption that the goal is for the software to replace teachers or clinicians.  It is not.  The goal for education is to allow students to receive high quality feedback faster while allowing teachers to know which students are having difficulties and providing the teachers with more time to help those that need it. The goal for clinical applications is to understanding the underlying neuropsychological mechanisms and enable more sensitive and frequent monitoring of patient mental states and rapid alerting of clinicians.


·     MSNBC News with Brian Williams, three minute news story with interview 

·     KUSA 9 News Denver  CU Boulder is developing an app to improve access to mental health care

·     KMGH 7 News Denver CU Boulder Artificial Intelligence app could change the way mental illness is diagnosed

·     Newsy Could Artificial Intelligence Help Patients with Schizophrenia?

·     KNBC TV Los Angeles 

·     Albuquerque NBC 5:00 news,


·     NPR Weekend Edition  More States Opting to Robo-Grade Student Essays by Computer

·     Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters, Live interview Using AI to Diagnose Mental Illness

·     AP News Radio 

·     Radio 5 (UK) Live interview 

·     BBC World Service Taped interview 

·     BBC Scotland Live Interview 

·     KCPW NPR (Salt Lake City/Park City) 20 minute live discussion on the Don Gomes public affairs hour 

·     Quirks and Quarks (CBC Science program) 15 minute interview with host of the program

·     The Edtech Podcast: #94 - What is AI & what has it got to do with me


·     New York Times Can A.I grade your next test?,   Facing a robo-grader?

·     Washington Post. Article on the controversy over evaluation of automated scoring 4/24/14,   Front page article 10/14/98,   Editorial

·     USA Today . Software makes the grade on essays   

·     AP and Washington Post news wire distributed and published in many (>100) other newspapers

·     Los Angeles Times Rewriting Rules of Essay Grading

·     Denver Post CU Boulder researchers Pursuing role for AI in psychiatry

·     Le Monde Deux professeurs américains ont conçu un logiciel de correction automatique des copies

·     London Times 

·     Daily Telegraph, London 

·     International Herald Tribune 


·     Science Computers as Writing Instructors

·     AAAS Eureka Alert.  How Artificial Intelligence can transform psychiatry

·     Time Magazine Artificial Intelligence could help solve America's impending Mental Health Crisis 

·     Medscape Will Artificial Intelligence make Psychiatry better?

·     ScienceDaily Solving 21st Century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find

·     Chronical of Higher Education   How a computer program learns to grade essays

·     Wired News   Teachers of Tomorrow?  

·     Business Week

·     Language Magazine  The Agency of Artificial Intelligence

·     Lingua Franca   New Word Order:  The attack of the incredible grading machine 

·     Forbes Magazine Making the grade and Is Collaborative Problem Solving The Key Skill For The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

·     Education Week  Software said to grade essays for content 

·     New Scientist Magazine Mark my words 

·     Teacher Magazine 

·     Gettingsmart.com   How formative feedback supports writing-to-learn   Knowing the score:  Actionable Assessment from student writing 

    Less grading, more teaching, deeper learning

·     Teacher Magazine

·     Discover Magazine.  Detecting autism risk in baby babbles.

·     APA Monitor