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K4A awarded by European Commission with two major AI projects

The European Commission is funding 4 networks of AI research excellence centres with EUR 50 million through Horizon 2020, for supporting collaborative research addressing industrial and scientific challenges identified by such networks in joint research agendas. Knowledge 4 All Foundation is part of two of these networks in order to call expects to mobilise the best research teams and the most prominent experts in the field. The two projects are ELISE  and HumaneAI.

K4A partners up to launch Dynamic Coalition

UNESCO empty during Mobile Learning Week 2020
UNESCO empty during Mobile Learning Week 2020

K4A partners with Creative Commons and other stakeholders helping to launch with UNESCO a Dynamic Coalition for the OER Recommendation on 2 March 2020 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, during the cancelled Mobile Learning Week.

The Dynamic Coalition will aim to expand and consolidate commitments to actions and strategies as well as reinforce international cooperation among all stakeholders in the 4 areas of the UNESCO OER Recommendation: i) Building the capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER; ii) Developing supportive policy; (iii) Encouraging inclusive and equitable quality OER;  and (iv) Nurturing the creation of sustainability models for OER.

Check the new Recommendation in OER on the UNESCO official website.

Coronavirus Watch dashboard released

Just released! 5D animated visualization of coronavirus spread by K4A trustee Marko Grobelnik. You can track the development from late January till today globally/per country/per capita. Available on the Coronavirus Watch page.

Successful AI and OER hackathon using the X5GON platform

We are proud of our final hackathon at the British Embassy in Paris using the X5GON platform to make OER based education more accessible everywhere. We would like to thank our great colleagues without whom this hackathon couldn’t have happened Sahan Bulathwela, John Shawe-Taylor, Colin de la Higuera, Davor Orlic, Kristijan Perčič and colleagues from UCLIC Sheena Visram and UCL Computer Science Dr Dean Mohamedally and of course all the Osnabruck, Nantes, UCL and JSI students competing.

K4A grant to solve access to Nigeria’s legislative bills with AI

AI4D mini-grants presentations, Nairobi 2019
AI4D mini-grants presentations, Nairobi 2019

K4A grant recipients Adewale Akinfaderin, Olamilekan Wahab and Olubayo Adekanmb, are successfully using Artificial Intelligence to digitize parliamentary bills in Sub-Saharan Africa and Specifically in Nigeria. Read their recent interview in the Techpoint.Africa article.

Keynote and In-depth Dialogue on Teaching and Learning in the AI Era

The participants of the conference Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and AI: The Role and Readiness of Teachers in Tokyo, Japan were briefed about the basics of AI and especially its connection with education via our findings in the X5GON project. The double keynote featured two K4A trustees, both UNESCO Chairs in AI and OER.

ASEF ClassNet15 session on Artificial Intelligence competencies for teachers

The K4A Foundation together with the ASEF Foundation organised a workshop at the yearly 15th ASEF Classroom Network Conference. The expected output of this workshop was to provide validation of the recommendations on Artificial Intelligence competencies for teachers and learners linked to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers and information literacy.

 

 

Designing Teaching and Learning Competencies for Artificial Intelligence

On 7 November 2019 we held a meeting at UNESCO with the objective to examine the elements for an instrument to support teachers’ and learners’ capacity development for the use of Artificial intelligence. The basis of the meeting was the report by UNESCO Chair in teacher training technologies with OER.

K4A trustee discussing AI challenges at UN event co-hosted by Slovenia

The Slovenian mission to the United Nations, the Council of Europe (CoE) and UNESCO hosted an event discussing the challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) at the UN headquarters in New York. The event title Artificial Intelligence: Technology to Serve Humankind, Setting Legal Standards, released a document and shared the view that AI offered a number of advantages but also many risks. Moderated by Slovenian Justice Ministry State Secretary Gregor Strojin, with key input from K4A trustee Marko Groibelnik who talked about AI certification, the debate focused on legal and ethical issues of existing and future use of AI.

K4A trustee delivers UNESCO report on teacher training and Artificial Intelligence

Report on Education, Training Teachers and Learning Artificial Intelligence

K4A assisted UNESCO in delivering a report on teacher training in AI. In this report we study the different interactions between AI and Education with an emphasis on the following question: If we accept that artificial intelligence is an important element in tomorrow’s landscape, what are the skills and competences which should appear in the future curricula and how can we help to train the teachers so that they can play the required role?

This report is one of the first addressing these questions: as such it is less built as a synthesis of existing reports with an increment from previous works than as an analysis based on the experience of teachers, researchers, academics and practitioners.