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  • Clarifying AI ethics January 18, 2022
    It seems like nearly every day there is a new publication or report about AI and ethics. This is all very good but I am not sure we need more ethics frameworks, rather we need ethical practice. And this is what the JISC publication 'A pathway towards responsible, ethical AI' is focused on. Jisc says: […]
    Graham Attwell
  • How to Shape the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Vocational Education and Training December 22, 2021
    The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) is associated with both expectations and concerns. And both are justified. To equip more people with knowledge about AI to secure employability of workers, to discuss social implications more deeply and to design the future as we want to have it, are central goals to the European Union. Education is […]
    Graham Attwell
  • Better Images of AI December 15, 2021
    Alan Warburton / Better Images of AI / Quantified Human / CC-BY 4.0 The image above is taken from a new repository and web site called Better Images of AI The predominance of sci-fi inspired and anthropomorphised images, and the lack of readily accessible alternative images or ideas, make it hard to communicate accurately about […]
    Graham Attwell
  • AI in VET conference November 23, 2021
    What effect is the emergence of artificial intelligence having on vocational education and training? What does AI mean for the future of training courses and the skills needed by learners? And how does all of this affect educators and trainers? Join us for the AI in VET conference on Wednesday 8th December, 9:30 - 11 […]
    Angela Karadog
  • What is AI today, may not be so tomorrow November 9, 2021
    Creative Commons have set up four working groups on the Future of Open which have just reported. The working groups are Artificial Intelligence and Open Content Internet Platform Liability Exception and Limitation to address Global Challenges Beyond Copyright: the Ethics of Open Sharing The Key Findings are being presented on 9 November at 1530 UTC […]
    Graham Attwell
  • #EduAI21 October 20, 2021
    During our media literacy Twitter conference #SMILED21 I jokingly suggested that Pontydysgu had enough AI projects in progress to run a conference on its own. We haven't, quite, and a conference is no fun without the opportunity to find out, probe, query and be inspired by what everyone else is up to. So here it […]
    Angela Karadog
  • Teaching Machines October 14, 2021
    I've just finished reading Audrey Watters long awaited book, 'Teaching Machines'. I would have read it earlier but it is difficult to get,at least in Spain, taking four weeks to reach me courtesy of Blackwell in Oxford. And it is every bit as good as others have said. It is rare that I get so […]
    Graham Attwell
  • Are people better than AI? October 14, 2021
    I am struggling with the wealth of distractions that twitter and the web offer up each day. I've even taking to getting up earlier to have more time to read in the mornings. Anyway here is one of today's offerings, courtesy of Bloomberg Opinion. Parmy Olson has written an article entitled "Much Artificial Intelligence Is […]
    Graham Attwell
  • MOOC - Artificial Intelligence and Vocational Education and Training September 29, 2021
    This Friday we launch our MOOC on Artificial Intelligence and Vocational Education and Training. Developed through the Erasmus+ Taccle AI project, the MOOC will be asynchronous and the platform available for at least the rest of the year. The MOOC is available in English and German. Free sign up on Eventbrite: English language German language […]
    Graham Attwell
  • Untitled September 24, 2021
    From the UK Open Data Institute: This week, the UK government launched its first ‘National AI Strategy’, which aims to position the country as the ‘best place to live and work with AI’. The 10-year plan includes things like investing in access to data, using AI to benefit all sectors and regions (including using it […]
    Graham Attwell