Rojin Vishkaie

Rojin Vishkaie is a senior user experience Researcher in Amazon. Her work focuses on human-centered design and evaluation of technology, with recent use cases in devices, mixed-reality education, museums, and children’s gaming and toys. Opinions expressed are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer. [email protected]

AI superpowers and the human element: Implications for researchers

Posted: Thu, July 06, 2023 - 12:04:00

Does our future have researchers who are robots? Are computers going to become so smart that they can boss these researchers around? And, if robots and computers can accomplish everything, then what are human researchers going to do? To explore these questions, I have been reading AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order [1], a 2018 nonfiction…

Hit by the pandemic, war, and sanctions: Building resilience to face the digital divide in education

Posted: Fri, April 10, 2020 - 5:15:21

Globally, education is being impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Many countries are issuing executive orders regarding the physical closure of schools—some for the entire year—to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into their respective communities. In response to the rapidly changing educational climate, the development of distance-learning programs, in which students and instructors connect via…