Privacy and AI/Machine Learning

Schools are implementing artificial intelligence systems providing teachers and administrators with new ways to improve student outcomes. Privacy and ethics are critical considerations for companies building tools for schools. Hear from experts in the field on how to approach the development of AI systems for use in the schools.


Dee Kanejiya
Dee Kanejiya is the founder and CEO of Cognii, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence technology to the education industry. Cognii’s award-winning Virtual Learning Assistant offers personalized tutoring and automatic assessment of students’ open-response answers. Dee has over 18 years of experience in technology and business development in AI, natural language processing, and education industries. He studied Master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and conducted research at Carnegie Mellon University.

Sara Kloek
Sara Kloek recently joined SIIA as Director of Education Policy, Programs, and Student Privacy. Previously, Sara was a Senior Privacy and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education working in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. Sara worked covered education policy for a senior member of the U.S House of Representatives and has also held positions on various statewide political campaigns in her home state of Minnesota.

Mark MacCarthy
Mark MacCarthy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He is a senior fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, where he works on AI and data privacy projects. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication, Culture & Technology Program in the Graduate School at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in technology policy, and he also teaches courses on privacy and AI ethics in the Philosophy Department. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the Software & Information Industry Association, where he directed initiatives and advised member companies on technology policy, privacy, AI ethics, content moderation and competition policy in tech. He has been a consultant on technology policy issues for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and for the Aspen Institute. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler|Walker Group, Capital Cities/ABC, and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.