The Case for
AI in Education
AI for Education
Here you can find recordings of webinars making the case for the use of AI, and the understanding of data, in education, be it for online learning, home learning, in the classroom, in universities, or further education. The team at EDUCATE regularly contributes to conferences, and panels, so check back regularly for new additions to the library.
What makes a good teacher and a successful lesson? Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom is the key that is unlocking the answer. Professor Rose Luckin contributes to the UCL Lunch Hour Lecture series. Recorded May 2017.
"We need to look at how we design effective solutions to the key problems that we're facing. And that will need to be a blend of human and artificial intelligence. It's all about intelligence: which part of the intelligence puzzle is best achieved through artificial means, and which through human means."
Rose speaks at Gresham College and considers the current reality of AI in education and its transformative potential. What do we mean by the term 'AI'? Recorded early April 2019
"We can build AI systems that can provide individualised instruction to students, and it's effective, so let's use it. But it does not replace teachers. It just performs one part of what we want our teachers to do. And then we use our wonderful human intelligence to refine this understanding through those collaborative activities."
Speaking at a Swedish educational conference, Rose discusses existing AI in education and its challenges and future developments. Recorded in February 2020.
"We need to be able to help the educators integrate the constantly changing set of technologies that come their way. This is particularly important when it comes to AI... we help teachers generate evidence about whether their use of the technology is supporting their practice."
Rose makes the case for tackling challenges in Higher Education using AI, recorded June 2020.
"Understanding how to look at your institution through an AI lens, understanding how to look at the data you already have, can help demonstrate precisely where the AI solution needs to be first applied."
Invited to speak at the Alan Turing Institute, Rose gives her personal perspective on the use of data and tech to decide exam results across the UK. This session was recorded in August 2020.
"It's very important that we understand the differences between AI and human intelligence because we want to develop AI to complement human intelligence, not replace it."
AI Implications for Education
Mutlu talks to the Centre of Educational Technology at Bogazici University, Turkey on a vision for the future of AI in education. This session was recorded in April 2021.
"Log data alone from digital platforms often falls short of interpreting and accounting for factors influencing learning."
Joining the most innovative and disruptive networking summit in Qatar, Rose discusses AI's presence in the classroom with examples. Recorded early June 2021.
"The really valuable interactions that happen in education between teachers and learners, lecturers and students, are ones that AI, in many instances, cannot replicate. I see the role of the teacher enriched by AI's presence in the classroom."
Eurasian Educational Research Conference 2021: Education in the Digital Age
Contributing to the advancement of science and education in Eurasia and beyond, Rose discusses AI in education and teaching, learning and research. Recorded early July 2021 in Turkey.
"What we really need to be thinking about when it comes to education is the equivalent of that reliable car/reliable driver for humans rather than trying to predict the road that we’ll happen to pass along"
The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education invited Rose to speak at a conference on technology in education and media. Recorded July 2021.
"The coming together of the data, algorithms, and computing power and memory is the perfect storm that means we now have this very powerful and intelligent technology. We need to remember, however, that this technology is not intelligent the way we as humans are."
How can education become AI-ready?
Rose joined the Estonian Business School's International Summer School on Digitalisation and Sustainability, speaking on the Future of Work and Sustainable Businesses. Recorded August 2021.
"The ethics question is not something bolted on to the investigation of solving challenges with AI, it's integral to the process... at every step we stand back and question the ethical approach. How was the data collected, who decided to collect it? Did we have their permission to collect it? Do we know that it's reliable and representative of those encountering the challenge?"
Starting at 01:07:00, Mutlu discusses 'AI and Education: Recent Research Examples and 3 Key Lessons' at the UNESCO and RCEP AI summit. Recorded late September 2021.
"Attempting to answer these questions once the tools have been designed and are in practice, is a stage too late in which to address ethical concerns and ethical considerations. AI implications have the power to be scaled, but that also means that any mistake that is led by AI implementations would create scaled harm."
LACLO XVI 2021: Is the world of education ready for AI?
Contributing to the XVI Latin American Conference on Learning Objects, Rose presented to a virtual audience in Peru. Recorded in late October 2021.
"In order to make good decisions about which AI to buy, which to use, you first need to ensure you have a firm understanding of your context, your needs, and AI itself to make wise decisions with your money, and the application of AI."
Organised by the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and supported by the Singaporean MoE, Rose speaks on how we help people understand more about AI. Recorded in late October 2021.
"Regulation will always be somewhat lagging behind the technology, so it's extremely important that we help people to understand enough about AI so that they can help themselves to remain safe when using it. If we don't address the ethical challenges of AI, we stand to lose out on its potential benefits."
Speaking at the EducFrontiers 2021 International Conference in the Philippines, Rose discusses why AI Readiness is essential for teachers and learners to leverage the AI available to them in their learning environments. Recorded mid-November 2021.
"It's only when you've used AI to understand the challenge can you make the best decisions about how to tackle the challenge."
Contributing to the Raspberry Pi Computer Education Research Seminars, Rose discusses AI for teachers and learners. The session was recorded in early December.
"For the first time this year, I've been approached by schools about helping them to develop their AI strategy. And that's interesting because that was something that you were seeing a bit of in universities but not so much in the school sector. There's a lot of fear, and that's why AI needs to be so thoroughly unpacked."
At the 2022 ASU+GSV summit, Laurie joined a number of the leaders in the field to discuss how advancements in AI technology allow for a total reimagining of education. The session was recorded in late March 2022.
"AI is very much focussed on prediction in education and corporate industry. The important thing is to rely on the AI to make the recommendations, but not the decisions."