Future Minds and Machines

                        The UK based Nesta organisation has published a new report on Artificial Intelligence. “In The Future of Minds and Machines,”they say, “we introduce an emerging framework for thinking about how groups of people interface with AI and map out the different ways that AI can add value to collective human intelligence and vice versa. The framework has, in large part, been developed through analysis of inspiring projects and organisations that are testing out opportunities for combining AI & CI in areas ranging from farming to monitoring human rights […]

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UNESCO on AI and education

UNESCO have recently published a document on AI and Education aimed as guidance for policy makers. This report discusses the promise of the benefits of AI, which are of course inextricable from AI’s implications and risks.   So, first of all, what are the benefits that AI promises according to UNESCO?  To begin with, AI technologies are increasingly being used to facilitate the management and delivery of education. Rather than supporting teaching or learning directly, these system-facing applications are designed to automate aspects of school administration, including admissions, timetabling, attendance and homework monitoring, and school inspections. However, it is the use […]

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