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Trying to Make Academia More Interesting One Boring Lecture at a Time

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Ilya Slolvev and his friends, like typical college students, spend time in lectures – many fascinating, and some utterly boring. It was the boring lectures that were the inspiration for Boremeter, an app that monitors an audience’s involvement. Boremeter is based on neural networks and computer vision algorithms, and allows users to analyze interest (or lack thereof) from the audience at lectures and presentations.

As Ilya says in our talk below, “Sometimes very clever people talk about very interesting things in very boring ways.” Boremeter can help change that. It’s an idea that is gaining steam. Ilya and Boremeter made the world finals of the 2017 Imagine Cup, an innovation and technology conference that showcases some of the world’s top university students. Boremeter is making the world more interesting – one boring presenter at a time.

Interview with IIya Solovev

Further Reading:

Quartz - The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

Fast Company - Tech In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

Purdue Research Foundation News - Smart phone app seeks to bridge gap between lecturers and students


About Ilya Soloviev:

IIya Solovev HeadshotIlya Soloviev is a student of Applied Mathematics and Information Science at the Higher School of Economics in Russia.








About Dr. Rod Berger:

Dr. Berger is a global education media personality and strategic influencer featured in The Huffington Post, Scholastic, AmericanEdTV, edCircuit, EdTechReview India and Forbes.

Audiences have enjoyed education interviews with the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Arne Duncan, Randi Weingarten, Sal Khan along with leading edtech investors, award-winning educators, and state and federal education leaders. Berger’s latest project boasts a collaboration with AmericanEdTV and CBS’s Jack Ford.

Follow Dr. Rod Berger on Twitter.


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