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With the arrival of artificial intelligence in primary and secondary education classrooms, researchers are advising caution before welcoming AI without rigorous research. The conference will examine the current state of AI learning and the teaching of AI skills for students. It also will separate the myths from realities of AI and envision an inclusive future for AI in education.
Featuring eminent researchers in education and policy as well as leaders from the tech world and NGOs, the conference will:
Explore interactions between technology and education, in particular, how best practices in AI could be harnessed toward achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Address a variety of questions educators, parents and students might have on AI, including: Is AI another fad or are there real benefits for students? Are public schools prepared for the changes it might bring about? How would it change teacher development? Will tech displace some of the core responsibilities of the traditional teacher – and should it? What ethical issues does AI present?