Join us in our Hackathon on Open Education and Artificial Intelligence

AI for the Common Good: F’AI’R Education Hackathon

K4A is facilitating a  hackathon supported by the UK Science and Innovation Network at the British Embassy in Paris, the United Nations ANCSSC, and H2020 project X5GON to allow students at several international universities to take part in an early requirements capture process, leading to design and build stage to develop a working prototype that supports Open Education with AI. Join us in this endeavor and see here for more details.

Using Artificial Intelligence and Open Educational Resurces data

The X5GON project was welcomed with enthusiastic feedback at this year’s Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO. The project was presented in its basic structure and how it can help institutions make sense of their OER materials and create organic growth ouside their repositories.

Debate on AI in Education Readiness Index

During the 2019 Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO we were asked to discuss the creation of the AI in Education Readiness Index. The idea was to assess the feasibility of an annual Global Index and explore the creation of a multi-donor platform to support its full development. Partners include Microsoft, ITU, ProFuturo Foundation, Apple and Baidu.

Artificial Intelligence in Education @ Online Educa Berlin

Last week we were among the 300+ international speakers and project presenters at the 2018 edition of Online Educa Berlin. Our role was to present AI and Open Educational Resources at the panel Algorithms, Analytics, AI and Personalisation,  with the presentation X5GON Project on AI and OER Building a Netflix for Open Education.

Successful review @ European Commission

The first official review of the X5GON project at the European Commission in Brussels was successful. The project delivering an Artificial Intelligence platform for Open Educational Resources was pronounced as highly innovative and its platform one with great potential. X5GON can help us make a case for the role of OER in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.

We shared the idea of opening the platform and its APIs to the OER community and start-ups, and invite them to use our data and tools. This pleased the reviewers who suggested we should think about it as “…like you’re digging a tunnel into a mountain, not knowing what’s behind it – until you let them come to you. It’s a case of letting the community open your eyes to the possibilities.” Congrats to our partners!

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).