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John Shawe-Taylor becomes new UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence

John Shawe Taylor and Fred Mulder @ UNESCO Chair Workshop on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning at UNESCO HQ In Paris.
John Shawe Taylor is new UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence

We are pleased that the UNESCO  Selection Committee has favorably evaluated the proposal for the establishment of a UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence at University College of London which is one of the core members of our network.

The standard Agreement between the UNESCO Director-General and UCL to formally establish the Chair will be prepared shortly.

The Chair will study Artificial Intelligence as a driver and component for solutions and strategies to assist the achievement of the SDGs. This makes John Shawe-Taylor (K4A Chairman) the third trustee to become UNESCO Chair.

Presentation on machine translation for open content @ Creative Commons Summit

We sucessfully presented our machine translation platform TransLexy and the “MT 4 Education” initiative to crack the language barrier for education in developing countries that have “fragmentary” or “weak/no” machine translation support, at the Creative Commons Summit 2018.

This is an annual meeting that celebrates the culture of sharing, and provides a space for open communities to collectively grow a vibrant, usable commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude. The 2018 CC Global Summit took place April 13 – 15, 2018, in Toronto and follows the theme “On Common Ground: Collaborate and Participate”.

Presenting Artificial Intelligence tools for SDG4 at UNESCO

We presented the notion of AI in education and Machine Translation tools at the Mobile Learning Week, UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education event. The 2018 edition, under the theme “Skills for a connected world”, examined the types of skills needed in and for a connected economy and society, with a focus on digital skills and competencies. It also reviewed strategies and ways in which these skills can be delivered and assessed within the context of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).

K4A trustee Rayid Ghani blog on Cambridge Analytica

Rayid Ghani who is currently a trustee of K4A used to be Chief Scientist at Obama for America 2012 campaign focusing on analytics, technology, and data. Read his take on why what Cambridge Analytica did was unacceptable.

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