Robots, Artificial Intelligence and All That

Robots, Artificial Intelligence and All That

Robot, by Terry. OK, so I'm useless at drawing. Get over it!

The next issue of my newsletter, Digital Education, will be a short one focused on robots and AI. (I'm still writing the one concerned with the question, "Is educational research worth the paper it's written on?")

I think a lot of nonsense has been written about AI, about how a 'bot' will take over the teaching, differentiation and assessment functions. I suppose that could be the case, but where I think the potential lies is in taking away the drudgery, leaving the teacher to be discerning and creative. I'll give a couple of examples.

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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."