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1st Edition

AI for Learners

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ISBN 9781032039213
January 28, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
136 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What is artificial intelligence? How can AI help a learner? What are the positive impacts of AI on human learning?

AI for Learners examines how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can, and should, impact positively on human learning, whether it be in formal or informal educational and training contexts. The notion of “can” is bound up with ongoing technological developments. The notion of “should” is bound up with an ethical stance that recognises the complimentary capabilities of human and artificial intelligence, as well as the objectives of doing good, not doing harm, increasing justice and maintaining fairness. The book considers the different supporting roles that can help a learner - from AI as a peer to AI as a tutor and AI as an assessor, among others - and examines both the opportunities and risks associated with each.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rose Lurkin


How do I tell the difference between good AI and bad? Or – about our five-steps evaluation of cake mixes

AI as a learner: How can AI help me learn things that I did not understand before?

AI as a Tutor: How can AI tutor me about stuff?

AI as a classroom moderator: How can AI give me eyes in the back of my head?




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Carmel Kent is Head of Educational Data Science at EDUCATE and former Senior Research Fellow at University College London.

Benedict du Boulay is Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Sussex University and Visiting Professor at University College London.