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How can AI improve your college?

The use of AI has been growing in all areas of education, but experts believe FE could be the sector to benefit the most. Here, George Ryan reveals how ‘robots’ in colleges are preventing students from dropping out, cutting teacher workload and creating a more personalised learning experience

How AI is assisting colleges

Alexa, tell Bolton College I’m being bullied.”

It is 3am. Grace* hasn’t slept a wink; in just three hours’ time, she has to get up to go to college. But she can’t stop the thoughts about what the day will bring racing through her head.

Speaking the above words to her bedside digital personal assistant, Ada, sets off an instant chain of events – hours before the first member of staff even arrives at the college.

Straightaway, Grace’s smart speaker tells her reassuring information about the support that her college offers through its anti-bullying procedures.

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