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Make the robots play by your rules

Artificial intelligence has huge potential in education - but we must ensure that is used ethically, argues Rose Luckin

Artificial intelligence can benefit education - but we need to ensure that it is used ethically in schools, writes Rose Luckin

How many of us enjoy being watched as we work? I remember well the fears and concerns that the introduction of classroom observations for performance-related pay unleashed a few years ago.

Imagine, then, a process where, instead of a colleague or your line manager coming into your lesson, there are cameras and a tiny microphone fixed to your classroom wall, picking up everything that is going on. And it may not be you, as the teacher, who is the key focus of the observation but the pupils.

At the end of the lesson, an artificial intelligence (AI) machine analyses pupils’ facial expressions: ...

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