EducAItion rebooted: exploring the future of artificial intelligence in schools and colleges
- Document type
- Baker, Toby; Smith, Laurie; Anissa, Nandra
- Date of publication
- 25 February 2019
- Education and Skills, Social Policy, Children and Young People
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This report outlines the potential of AI tools in schools and colleges, and charts a path for the future that maximises the benefits and minimises the risks.
There are three categories of AIEd tool being used in schools and colleges today: learner-facing (eg adaptive learning platforms), teacher-facing (eg automated assessment tools, or advanced teacher dashboards) and system-facing (eg analysing data from across schools to predict school inspection performance).
The UK has a competitive advantage in education technology and artificial intelligence, but without government support and public funding this advantage risks being lost. Despite its huge potential, AIEd is underdeveloped. Our analysis identified only £1m of public funding for AIEd R&D since 2014 (far less than spending in comparable sectors such as healthcare). There are demand and supply-side market failures preventing development and maturity of AIEd, which government intervention can address.
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