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Five ways artificial intelligence will shape the future of universities

Five ways artificial intelligence will shape the future of universities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming many human activities ranging from daily chores to highly sophisticated tasks. But unlike many other industries, the higher education sector has yet to be really influenced by AI. Uber has disrupted the taxi sector, Airbnb has disrupted the hotel industry and Amazon disrupted first the bookselling sector, then the whole […] … learn more→

The UK cannot compete in the digital age without top universities

The UK cannot compete in the digital age without top universities

Despite the UK’s desire to remain a world leader in technology post-Brexit, there is some uncertainty about how it will achieve this aim. Questions abound as to whether conditions are right for the UK to steal a march on the US and Asia, notably in groundbreaking areas of innovation such as artificial intelligence. However, some […] … learn more→

Teaching assistant robots will reinvent academia

Teaching assistant robots will reinvent academia

Bank clerks, hotel receptionists and assembly line workers might eventually be replaced by technology because their roles are structured and repetitive in nature. For those in higher education, there is the reassurance that teaching students, grading assignments and undertaking research require the services of a living, breathing academic. A permanent position is still exactly that, […] … learn more→

AI is the future but universities must retain the values of the past

AI is the future but universities must retain the values of the past

The commitment of Asian nations to higher education and to research and development bodes well for their future, and positions them to take advantage of the technological revolution that is sweeping the world. At the heart of this revolution is artificial intelligence and machine learning. The defeat of the world’s Go champion by DeepMind’s AlphaGo last […] … learn more→

How traditional jobs will change as AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes over

How traditional jobs will change as AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes over

There’s been much discussion over the sweeping digitization happening across the globe in all sectors of the economy. From healthcare to HR, employees are seeing their roles redefined and shuffled to accommodate new technology and practices. There’s been an overwhelming response – both negative and positive – to the aggressive onboarding of technology into workplaces, […] … learn more→

People don’t trust AI – here’s how we can change that

People don’t trust AI – here’s how we can change that

Artificial intelligence can already predict the future. Police forces are using it to map when and where crime is likely to occur. Doctors can use it to predict when a patient is most likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Researchers are even trying to give AI imagination so it can plan for unexpected […] … learn more→

Does regulating artificial intelligence save humanity or just stifle innovation?

Does regulating artificial intelligence save humanity or just stifle innovation?

Some people are afraid that heavily armed artificially intelligent robotsmight take over the world, enslaving humanity – or perhaps exterminating us. These people, including tech-industry billionaire Elon Musk and eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, say artificial intelligence technology needs to be regulated to manage the risks. But Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg disagree, saying the technology is not nearly advanced enough for […] … learn more→

The time is right for universities to make the most of AI

The time is right for universities to make the most of AI

Artificial intelligence has been around as a concept for a long time but, in reality, the latest surge of technological development in AI is likely to see automation continue to escalate and accelerate. The machines we’re building today are so much more powerful than ever before in terms of their processing power and storage ability, […] … learn more→

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Artificial intelligence (AI) enables Siri to recognise your question, Google to correct your spelling, and tools such as Kinect to track you as you move around the room. Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments. But how can AI help us use and improve it? AI […] … learn more→