AI in Education is a cross-sector initiative. It was announced at a conference on AI in education held at Epsom College on 18 May 2023, and in a letter signed by 60 school leader signatories to The Times on 20 May. The story made front page news.
We aim to ensure that AI will maximise the interests of all involved in education, students, teachers, support staff, parents, governors and the wider community.
We want to do so by ensuring that AI enhances human intelligence and experience, and does so in a way that above all is to the benefit of the most vulnerable – including those with the least means, additional learning needs and those from diverse backgrounds.
We are very clear of the risks of AI, which are very real:
- Infantilisation of students (and staff)
- Moral risk, not least through deep fake
- Perceptions about cheating and dishonesty
- Lack of responsibility – or answers to the question : who is in charge?
- Impact on jobs.
The gains are many, but will only be realised if the risks are understood and addressed:
- Personalised tuition
- Personalised formative assessment
- Opportunities for AI facilitated VR to enhance student experience of a range of STEM, social science and humanities subjects
- Enhanced opportunities for students to learn at their own time, in their own way
- Increased efficiency of teachers’ preparation, delivery, assessment and reporting.
AI in Education Conference: Its time to cut through the AI noise
Following the creation of AI in Education, during this event we will focus on the ‘near horizon’ for AI in Education and help school leaders on how they can begin planning.
The combined membership of AI in Education – featuring some of the leading figures in UK education – will come together to explore practical applications of AI in the classroom.
This event features a range of guest speakers including:
- Baroness Barran, Minister for the School System,
- Neil Lawrence, University of Cambridge
- Tom Nixon, Head of Government Practice at Faculty AI
- Dan Sandhu, CEO of the Education Development Trust
- Sir Anthony Seldon, Head, Epsom College.
To book your place at 'It's time to cut through the AI noise', please use the link below.