Reflecting on the scope chosen by Blackboard for our working group – “Ethical use of AI in Education” – it’s worth considering what, if anything, makes education different as a venue for artificial intelligence. Education is, I think, different from commercial businesses because our measure of success should be what pupils/students achieve. Educational institutions should […]
Month: January 2018
Ethical use of AI in HE
Last week I was invited to a fascinating discussion on ethical use of artificial intelligence in higher education, hosted by Blackboard. Obviously that’s a huge topic, so I’ve been trying to come up with a way to divide it into smaller ones without too many overlaps. So far, it seems a division into three may […]
Explaining AI algorithms
One of the concerns commonly raised for Artificial Intelligence is that it may not be clear how a system reached its conclusion from the input data. The same could well be said of human decision makers: AI at least lets us choose an approach based on the kind of explainability we want. Discussions at last […]
How to Start Learning Analytics?
One of my guidelines for when consent may be an appropriate basis for processing personal data is whether the individual is able to lie or walk away. If they can, then that practical possibility may indicate a legal possibility too. When we’re using learning analytics, as a production service, to identify when students could benefit […]