AI and Young People

Last December, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe organised a seminar on Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Young People. The aim of the seminar was to explore the issues, role and possible contributions of the youth sector in an effort to ensure that AI is responsibly used in democratic societies and that […]

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European Union, AI and data strategy

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri is the rapporteur for the industry committe for European Parliament’s own-initiative  on data strategy and  a standing rapporteur on the World Trade Organization e-commerce negotiations in the European Parliament’s international trade committee. Writing in Social Europe she says: Building a human-centric data economy and human-centric artificial intelligence starts from the user. First, we […]

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Learning about surveillance

I found this on the Social Media Collective website. The Social Media Collective is a network of social science and humanistic researchers, part of the Microsoft Research labs in New England and New York. Yesterday the Wayne County Prosecutor publicly apologized to the first American known to be wrongfully arrested by a facial recognition algorithm: […]

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AI cloud computing to support formative assessment in vocational education and training

I have written before abut the the great work being done around AI by Bolton College in the UK and particularly their ADA Chatbot. One of my main interests about the use of AI in vocational education and training is the potential for freeing  up teachers for more personalized learning support for both those students […]

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