Rose Luckin: we must lose fear of artificial intelligence

Photo: Tec de Monterrey.

Photo: Tec de Monterrey.

"Artificial Intelligence is already here, we use it all the time now," said Rose Luckin, a professor at the Institute of Education at University College London, during her keynote at the fifth International Conference of Educational Innovation at Tec de Monterrey.

However, for the educator, it is vital that we see artificial intelligence (AI) as an ally to improve educational levels and not just as a distraction. "As educators, we must constantly look for the methods and technologies that help us improve education, and this is one of them," she said.

Luckin stressed that many factors must be considered for AI to be a success in any educational system: tear down teaching challenges through artificial intelligence, that is, losing the fear of its implementation, prioritize human reasoning to improve AI and educate people about this technology.

On the other hand, Luckin mentioned that it is imperative to keep in mind that this technology is not a panacea and will not do the job alone. The key is to mix it with the capacity of the teachers, who must know how, when and where to use it.

"Artificial intelligence can help in the following ways in schools: to free the teachers’ workload, use it with students that need special attention, to educate in a different and didactic way, to promote lifelong learning for the future of work, among others.