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AmritaCREATE at UNESCO MLW2019 – Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

March 17, 2019 - 9:57
AmritaCREATE at UNESCO MLW2019 – Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Director, AmritaCREATE (Amrita Center for Research in Analytics & Technologies for Education) presented Amrita Learning, India’s first Intelligent Tutoring System, at Mobile Learning Week, MLW 2019, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from March 4-8, 2019. UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay opened the conference saying, “Education will be profoundly transformed by Artificial Intelligence. Teaching tools, ways of learning, access to knowledge, and teacher training will be revolutionized.”

Ms. Michela Pagano, UNESCO, introduced the panel members from Nigeria’s Pan-Atlantic University, China’s Beijing Normal University, UK’s Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Guinea-Bissau’s Science Resources and India’s Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Nedungadi presented Amrita Learning that has over 65,000 registered users, discussed extensions to Bayesian Knowledge Tracing models and the findings from longitudinal analysis of data from urban and rural schools. Presentations and discussions included Personalized Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, VR and chatbots, AI-based games for humanitarian learning and assistive smart technology for learning difficulties.

1500 participants from 130 countries participated in the event that provided the educational community, governments, and other stakeholders a unique opportunity to discuss the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable development. Government organizations, academia, industry and civil organizations discussed inclusive and equitable use of AI in education and safeguarding transparent and auditable use of education data.

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