Britain and the US have an excellent education system in their schools and universities - excellent, but tailored to the twentieth century. The factory mass teaching methods of the third revolution era have failed to conquer enduring problems of inequity and unfairness. Students have to make progress at a set rate which demotivates some and bores others. And for all the new technologies, teachers remain weighed down by routine administration and only a narrow range of our aptitudes are encouraged. Will the fourth AI revolution be able to remedy these problems? We have allowed ourselves to believe that teaching can uniquely be done only by the teacher, but might it in fact be better carried out by AI machines? Or at least in concert with teachers?
The evolution of AI, still in its infancy, raises a range of issues of enormous importance as we grapple how we as humans will interact with it. AI will be an altogether new way spreading quality education across the world especially to those hundreds of millions who do not have it. And coming it is - the final part of the book stresses that we have to embrace AI and ensure that we shape it to the best advantage of humanity. If we get it wrong, there may be no second opportunity.
“nothing matters more than education if we are to see AI liberate not infantilise humanity.”
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About the Author
Oladimeji Abidoye is studying Computer Science at the University of Buckingham.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Education, the Cinderella of the AI story 1
Chapter 1 The First Three Education Revolutions 7
Chapter 2 What is Education? What is an Educated Person? 25
Chapter 3 Five Intractable Problems with Conventional Education 53
Chapter 4 What is Intelligence? The narrow vision of the factory era 79
Chapter 5 What is AI and what is its History? 105
Chapter 6 The state of AI in the USA and the UK 141
Chapter 7 The future of AI in Schools 175
Chapter 8 Universities of the future 211
Chapter 9 The Benefits, Opportunities and Risks of AI in Education 247
Chapter 10 Will AI liberate or infantilise humanity? 273