Artificial Intelligence in Education

This episode looks at artificial intelligence in adult education. What else? This week’s main feature is a LIVE podcast discussion on how AI can help in education, including the need to maintain a balance between a reliance on computers and human interaction. Finally, we touch base with two educators concerned about balancing the huge potential of AI with some deep understanding of the implicated risks. Please feel free to subscribe to "The Edtech Podcast" on itunes or spotify.

Mar 16, 2019
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What’s in this episode?

This week we have the final episode of the Ufi Upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast. This series takes a bite-size look at technologies in work-place training which are changing the ways we learn and thrive. This week, we look at artificial intelligence in adult education.

What else? This week’s main feature is a LIVE podcast discussion on how AI can help in education, including the need to maintain a balance between a reliance on computers and human interaction.

Finally, we touch base with two educators concerned about balancing the huge potential of AI with some deep understanding of the implicated risks.

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Sir Antony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham | Twitter: @AnthonySeldon
  • Joe Fatheree, Teacher, Filmmaker, Writer, Consultant | Twitter: @josephfatheree
  • Ufi upskilling mini-series on The Edtech Podcast:
  • Liz Dobree, Chief Impact Officer, at the Ufi Charitable Trust | Twitter: @UfiTrust
  • David Hore, Managing Director, Fluence World | Twitter: @DavidHore
  • LIVE podcast discussion from our podcast festival:
  • Nate Lanxon, Founder, Ultra Education Twitter: @NateLanxon
  • Chesca Ooi, Strategic Partnerships Manager at CENTURY Tech | Twitter: @chesca_ooi
  • Christina He, Investment Manager, Navitas Ventures | Twitter: @navitasventures
  • Benedict du Boulay, Emeritus Professor of AI, University of Sussex

Quotes from this episode

Sir Anthony Seldon

“AI is going to take the sophistication and the risks to far far higher levels”

“we are in a very difficult world but one that we have to work together and internationally and with united nations to establish frameworks to protect humanity and to allow this wonderful invention of AI to benefit everybody”

Joe Fatheree

“I believe we need to move forward but with a degree of caution”

“I think practising classroom teachers need to be involved imminently with protocols and policies that will ensure the safety of children for generations to come”

Liz Dobree

“What AI enables us to do is that big data piece being able to process on a sheer scale that would not otherwise be possible”

“It’s having huge benefits in terms of the way it can match up the skills”

David Hore

“Unlike traditional courses a vocational qualification is based on making someone ready for a specific function”

“We just don’t have time to teach everything. The other element of adult learning is that when you’re teaching people there’s a lot more room for confusion”

“If you can make learning very specific to the specific job they are trying to get then you will actually keep people more interested in the process of learning.”

Ben du Boulay

“I always go to the check out personally because i like the interaction.”

References

Sir Anthony Seldon

University of Buckingham

Institute for ethical AI and Education

Tim Clement Jones, House of Lords

Joe Fatheree

Saving Teachers Time episode

Laura McInerney

National State Teacher of the Year

Magic Leaps AR platform

Tim Cook, Apple CEO

World Innovations Summit, Beijing

josephfatheree@gmail.com

Liz Dobree

Ufi Charitable Trust

Bolton college chatbot Ada

David Hore

Fluence

Pareto’s Principle

Rapid English

NOVIS

Fluence website

Nate Lanxon

The Wired Podcast

Bloomberg News

The Tech’s Message Podcast

The Edtech Podcast Festival

Chesca Ooi

Century Tech

Christina He

Navitas

Navitas Ventures

Benedict du Boulay

SPaG

Sophie Bailey

Founder, The Edtech Podcast

Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 1500+ times a week, from up to 109 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community, and is particularly passionate about female entrepreneurship.

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