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Artificial intelligence in education: challenges and opportunities for sustainable development
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2019 | 46 p.
Author: 
Pedró, Francesc;Subosa, Miguel; Rivas, Axel;Valverde, Paula
Region: 
Global

Artificial Intelligence is a booming technological domain capable of altering every aspect of our social interactions. Ineducation, AI has begun producing new teaching and learning solutions that are now undergoing testing in different

contexts. This working paper, written for education policymakers, anticipates the extent to which AI affects the education sector to allow for informed and appropriate policy responses. This paper gathers examples of the introduction of AI in education worldwide, particularly in developing countries, discussions in the context of the 2019 Mobile Learning Week and beyond, as part of the multiple ways to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 4, which strives for equitable, quality education for all.

 

First, this paper analyses how AI can be used to improve learning outcomes, presenting examples of how AI technology can help education systems use data to improve educational equity and quality in the developing world. Next, the

paper explores the different means by which governments and educational institutions are rethinking and reworking educational programmes to prepare learners for the increasing presence of AI in all aspects of human activity. The

paper then addresses the challenges and policy implications that should be part of the global and local conversations regarding the possibilities and risks of introducing AI in education and preparing students for an AI-powered context.

 

Finally, this paper reflects on future directions for AI in education, ending with an open invitation to create new discussions around the uses, possibilities and risks of AI in education for sustainable development.

 

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Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Programme reports and evaluations
Theme: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning