AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Learning Conference was held successfully on 18th-19th of November 2021.
This conference was organized by AI in Learning Consortium led by the University of Helsinki, Finland. And it is funded by Business Finland.
The conference’s main theme is AI in Learning. Associated with the main theme, there are four sub-themes:
- AI in Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning
- AI in Games and Simulations
- AI in Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) for Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
- AI in Learning: Ethical Challenges and Solutions
We received more than 210 conference participant registrations. Conference participants were from 23 countries and over 87 affiliations from universities, educational companies, government organizations, etc.
At the conference, three distinguished international keynote speakers introduced new intelligent tools and environments in learning: how can AI be used in creative products of arts (Professor Hannu Toivonen from Finland), how AI can help students in math Learning with AI-based tutoring (Professor Lu from China), and how AI-based games can be constructed as narrative centered learning environment for learners’ engagement (Professor James Lester from U.S. A.).
We also had 43 abstract presentations from all overall the world addressing different aspects related to AI in Learning and education. The presentations gave a rich picture of multidisciplinary research and development about AI technology in learning and education. All abstracts of AI in Learning conference are gathered as a pdf book freely available. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this book.
The panel discussion, as well as the whole conference, gave a clear message that AI in Education and Learning is moving forward with current and future technological advancements, and needs much intensive multidisciplinary research with researchers, companies, and users.
Chair of AI in learning conference, Professor Hannele Niemi, put forward the message to conference participants: “Let’s assure the right for all people to access quality education throughout their life. AI and technology can be one crucial solution for this. To ensure quality education and access to quality education is a shared societal endeavor. We work together to shape the future”.
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Together we can achieve more!
Hannele Niemi, Chair of the conference,
Ph.D., Professor, Research Director
UNESCO Chair on Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki