Teaching Machines

I’ve just finished reading Audrey Watters long awaited book, ‘Teaching Machines’. I would have read it earlier but it is difficult to get,at least in Spain, taking four weeks to reach me courtesy of Blackwell in Oxford. And it is every bit as good as others have said. It is rare that I get so engrossed in what is  for me a ‘work book’, but Audrey really is a  very good writer. Anyway here are my eight main take aways from the book. Ed-tech is not a recent invention. There is a clear line of development between the mechanical teaching […]

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Are people better than AI?

I am struggling with the wealth of distractions that twitter and the web offer up each day. I’ve even taking to getting up earlier to have more time to read in the mornings. Anyway here is one of today’s offerings, courtesy of Bloomberg Opinion. Parmy Olson has written an article entitled “Much Artificial Intelligence Is Still People Behind a Screen.” She says: The practice of hiding human input in AI systems still remains an open secret among those who work in machine learning and AI. A 2019 analysis of tech startups in Europe by London-based MMC Ventures even found that […]

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AIED2022 GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS

The 23rd international conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education will take place between 27-31 July, 2022 at the University of Durham, UK and virtually. AIED2022 will be collocated with EDM2022. The AIED2022 theme will be: AI in Education: Bridging the gap between academia, business, and non-profit in preparing future-proof generations towards ubiquitous AI. The conference sets the ambitious goal to stimulate discussion on how AI shapes and can shape education for all sectors, how to advance the science and engineering of intelligent interactive learning systems, and how to promote broad adoption. Engaging with the various stakeholders – researchers, educational practitioners, […]

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#AIinEd – Pontydysgu EU 2021-09-20 16:58:58

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash Empowering Learners for the Age of AI is a free, international online conference, organised by part of a national team from Australia representing leading researchers in the role of data, analytics and AI in learning, to empower both learners and teachers. They are seeking a public conversation to engage productively with societal infrastructure powered by data, analytics and AI. The questions for the conference include: What’s actually happening with AI and how is it changing classrooms, teaching, and learning? How can data, analytics and AI be used not to disempower or automate work, but […]

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