Turnitin are running a free webinar series during February, March and April addressing some of the recent challenges to academic integrity, such as the rise in AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools. The webinars are delivered by expert educators in the field of academic integrity and will provide practical examples of how institutions are tackling these… Read more » about Turnitin Session Series – Protecting Academic Integrity in 2023
How AI is revolutionising DNA evidence
Developments in AI are revolutionising DNA evidence – but can we totally trust the machines? Sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) techniques are being developed to work out whether a DNA sample came directly from someone at a crime scene or was just innocently transferred. But could this technology introduce even more miscarriages of justice when even… Read more » about How AI is revolutionising DNA evidence
Women in AI: Reinforcing Sexism and Stereotypes with Tech
An interesting article from Techopedia on the persistent problem of bias in AI. Why are gendered stereotypes manifested in the female identities associated with AI assistants? Why is there a systemic gender gap in technology roles in general, and in AI in particular? A recent UNESCO report warns how, if men continue to dominate this… Read more » about Women in AI: Reinforcing Sexism and Stereotypes with Tech
The Future of Edtech Conference 2019
What is new and happening in Edtech? The Future of Edtech Conference runs annually as part of London Tech Week, and this year the topic was Transforming Higher Education, with their strapline of “Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University”. I was invited to contribute to a panel,… Read more » about The Future of Edtech Conference 2019
Five Tech Trends Transforming Higher Education
Josie Cluer on WONKHE highlights five technologies we can expect to see being used routinely across the sector in the near future; promising a better student experience, cheaper services, better use of academic time and better learning outcomes. Read the article here.
The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own
Research productivity—the number of researchers it takes to produce a given result—is declining annually. Could AI make research faster and more productive, reviving areas that have become too expensive for businesses to pursue? This MIT Technology Review article looks at the way AI is reinventing the way we invent, the predictions for machine learning and… Read more » about The biggest impact of artificial intelligence? helping humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own
Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?
Universities and schools must take action to reduce the crippling workload that teachers and academics are facing. This issue has once again been highlighted this week by the BBC, regrettably with a story about a widow who blames her husband’s HE marking workload for his tragic suicide. Follow this link to read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47296631 … Read more » about Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Marking Mountains- Is AI one solution?
Data Science: a short briefing from Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL
Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL and an expert in data, AI and AR/VR shares the first is series of short postings: These days, if we are involved in research, policy or just trying to find evidence for good practice we need data science. https://www.datasciencecentral.com Data Science Central is a site… Read more » about Data Science: a short briefing from Dr Mike Hobbs, Visiting Researcher in CEL
12 Days of AI Healthcare impact innovations
Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare Artificial intelligence is poised to become a transformational force in healthcare. How will providers and patients benefit from the impact of AI-driven tools? AI offers a number of advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques. Learning algorithms can become more precise and accurate as they interact… Read more » about 12 Days of AI Healthcare impact innovations
5 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions for 2019
Futurist Bernard Marr is predicting more hype around AI in 2019 as businesses and society increasingly realise its benefits and look to adopt it. AI will become more pervasive as it becomes a more trusted technology and will initially create more jobs than it replaces. Read the full article here.