Intelligence Unleashed An argument for AI in Education

Rose Luckin,
Wayne Holmes, Mark Gri and Laurie B. Forcier

We wrote this short paper on arti cial intelligence in education (AIEd) with two aims in mind. The rst was to explain to a non-specialist, interested reader what AIEd is: its goals, how it is built, and how it works. After all, only by securing a certain degree of understanding can we move beyond the science- ction imagery of AI, and the associated fears. The second aim was to set out the argument for what AIEd can o er learning, both now and in the future, with an eye towards improving learning and life outcomes for all.

Throughout, our approach has been to start with teaching and learning – and then describe how well designed and thoughtful AIEd can usefully contribute. Crucially we do not see a future in which AIEd replaces teachers. What we do see is a future in which the role of the teacher continues
to evolve and is eventually transformed; one where their time is used more e ectively and e ciently, and where their expertise is better deployed, leveraged, and augmented.