UNESCO Report: Use of AI in Education

According to a new report by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide solutions to the challenges in the Indian education sector. Apart from suggesting use of technology in evaluation and school management systems, the report also asserted that AI-based techniques like image recognition and computer vision can aid teachers in grading large classrooms.

The report was launched in Delhi and pressed for an overall regulatory framework for use of AI tools in education. To ensure accessibility of the latest technology to all students and teachers, the government has been asked to consider the ethics of AI in education on top priority and create effective public-private partnerships.

Expansion of AI literacy efforts, correction of algorithmic biases and the resulting discrimination, improvement of public trust in AI, and involvement of students and educationists in developing AI products, have been requisitioned by the ‘2022 State of the Education Report (SOER): Artificial Intelligence in education – Here, There, and Everywhere’

As per the UNESCO statement, India’s National Education Policy (NEP) emphasises on the need to impart technical knowledge at all levels of education to align India’s curriculum to the 21st century and prepare the students for the AI economy. It also lays emphasis on the integration of AI in Education to promote quality and skill-based education. The report offers a glimpse of the multifarious dimensions and suggestions for future uses of AI in the school setting.


Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.

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