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18:00 - 21:00 22 September 2015

Intelligence unleashed: How smarter digital tools can improve learning


Pearson | 10th Floor (link Map)
80 Strand | London | WC2R 0RL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Dr Rand Hindi, Entrepreneur and data scientist, Snips
Professor Ben Du Boulay, AIED expert, University of Sussex
Professor Rose Luckin, AIED expert, UCL Institute of Education

Smart technologies, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), are changing many aspects of our lives. From health trackers that suggest exercise programmes, to search and suggest algorithms that match our interests with consumer goods, smart technology is everywhere.

But for many, the term “artificial intelligence” evokes science fiction-fed images of a future ruled by robots. And some worry that humanity is pushing the boundaries of AI for innovation's sake alone, without enough focus on maximising the potential of its social benefits.

Education is a key area in which AI is increasingly present in tools such as adaptive curricula, online personalized tutors, and teachable agents. So should we be worried? What do we know about how smart technologies work, and what might be realistically possible in the near and distant future? And how can artificial intelligence be best, and most responsibly, leveraged to support teachers in their work to improve outcomes for learners?


Dr Wayne Holmes
+44 (0)7973 506106 | w.holmes@ioe.ac.uk


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