The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future of Education Part 2 of 2

Join our panel while we delve into the possibilities of AI enabled learning – Part 2 of 2

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Part 1 of 2 - watch techweek TV - Monday 27 July 4:30pm

They said it couldn’t be done, then COVID hit and we showed some of the benefits digitally enabled teaching can bring to the nation! Now is the time to seriously acknowledge the importance of flexible, personalised learning through tech-enabled teaching. AI is set to help make education more accessible, produce tailored curriculums, provide insight rich education management, reduce teaching overheads and enable effective remote learning, to name but a few. Join the discussion and explore with the panellists how AI is set to revolutionise education. Part 2 of 2

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Thursday 30 Jul
4:30pm - 5:45pm

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Emma Naji

Executive Director AI Forum & and CEO AI Advisory

Emma is the Executive Director of the AI Forum; a not-for-profit member driven organisation working to nurture the New Zealand AI ecosystem. Emma is a member of the OECD ONE.AI network of experts and an expert member of the Global Partnership on AI, Innovation and Commercialisation working group.

As a computer scientist, Emma firmly believes in the potential of AI to benefit all of society, while recognising the challenges that must be navigated. She is a strong advocate of New Zealand’s economic opportunity to produce world leading AI, and works to champion mindful, collaborative and ethical AI.

Emma has a 22-year entrepreneurial career spanning tech and AI including one of the first commercial drone companies in the UK and multiple AI start-ups in New Zealand

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David Glover

Executive Director - Partnerships at Unitec & co-author of Don't Worry About the Robots

David Glover - Author, Educator, Technologist

David is co-author of Don’t Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work, and is Executive Director – Partnerships at Unitec Institute of Technology. He has had a long-standing involvement in digital technology and education as a director of a number of technology-focused companies including The Mind Lab, Edge Learning Systems and Synapsys. He founded the Wellington EdTech Meet Up, the EdTech for Export conference and is a member of the Executive Council of the EdTech Association.

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Duane Grace

Chief Executive Officer EDU Systems Limited

“Kia mōhio ki te tōtara kei roto i te purapura” Te Wharehuia Milroy

The use of technology to unleash untapped potential is the thing that drives me. 20 years’ experience working in the education and technology sectors having managed and consulted on a number of projects and initiatives of national interest.

A particular focus, the intersection between Māori cultural paradigms and technology to provide outstanding outcomes for indigenous children worldwide. The importance of this domain increasingly being recognised internationally as both a ‘better way of doing things’ and something that makes NZ tech unique.

Currently leading an innovative indigenous edtech start-up challenging education norms.

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Andrew Churches

Head of Technology, Kristin School

Andrew is an innovator and educational visionary, working to develop a framework for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

He teaches at Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, a school with a technology program that encompasses iPads in its classrooms throughout the younger years, and a comprehensive BYOD program in the senior years. Andrew feels this reflects the future our students and children will be entering into with ubiquitous portable computing. he frequently challenges the establish curriculum by integrating emerging technologies like drones, VR & AR into his lessons.The use of these technologies has provided great inspiration for the books he has written. He is a curriculum tutor for teacher trainees at Auckland University of technology.

Andrew is the Vice President of the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, and co- author of several books including The Digital Diet, The Apps for Learning Series, Mindful Assessment Assessing the fluencies, Growing global digital Citizens and the best-selling book, Literacy is Not Enough.

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Dr Veronica Liesaputra

Otago University, Department of Computer Science

Veronica's main areas of research is in finding all the ways that artificial intelligence techniques can be used to help people work effectively and efficiently in various areas like Smart Home, Mental Health and Education. Veronica has also been actively organising Programming, Robotics and Internet of Things workshops with local high schools and kura tuaruas to encourage high school students, especially female, Māori and Pacific students, to continue their studies in the STEM areas. As the academic coordinator of the SHIFT programme, Veronica guides graduates with no Computer Science background to learn fundamental Computer and Information Science skills through industry led projects.

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