Rhode Island College: AI And VR Are Transforming Social Work Education At RIC

Interim Dean of Social Work Jayashree Nimmagadda believes colleges and universities will make artificial intelligence and virtual reality standard tools for learning in the future and she wants RIC’s School of Social Work to be at the forefront.

Currently, Nimmagadda, along with Assistant Professor of Social Work Warren Miller and Assistant Professor of Social Work Aswood Bousseau are co-principal investigators on two AI and VR projects that dramatically change how social workers are trained.

The first project involves the use of an AI platform called SIMmersion that allows students to assess a client for suicide while avoiding the ethical dilemma of practicing on a real client.

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